[plt-scheme] behaviour of void?

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Feb 5 21:08:29 EST 2009

Though, the Hamsup example was carefully designed so that the network
protocol was entirely functional!  The primitives were imperative (my
bad), but the protocol was truly stateless.

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:04 PM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> Dear Curmudgeon,
> On Feb 5, 2009, at 8:47 PM, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:
>> Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
>> >> How about a chat server?
>>> Or Eliza-over-the-network.
>> A few years ago, you folks provided a small teachpack to one of the
>> TeachScheme! workshops that did TCP connect/send/receive. I used that to set
>> my students a chat program exercise, where the chat was between two DrScheme
>> interaction windows on different machines. Graphics in this case would be
>> gilding the lily, as would running Eliza over the network instead of on one
>> machine. Do we really have to tart things up in order to sell them to
>> students? (I'm sorry if I'm being curmudgeonly. When I tell my students that
>> Facebook Chat was written in Erlang, they perk up. But that doesn't mean I
>> want them programming Facebook Chat in my course.) --PR
> I actually don't know what you want. A chat server is all about text and
> nothing about text, and in contrast to the Hamsup example that we used to
> run, the universe teachpack is entirely, completely, totally functional.
> If you really don't like your students to be chatty, why not write
> scientific simulations?
> And, believe it or not, we're open to suggestions: ask and thou shall
> receive. -- Matthias

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