[plt-scheme] Re: Newbie question: Why "orange text, black background" after Run?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 17 21:46:51 EST 2009

This one I changed after the 3rd (or maybe more) person told me they
couldn't see it because of colorblindness.

You still have the blood for the errors, tho....?


On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> I believe it cannot be disabled for the teaching languages.
>> I've added a little bit of explanation to the teaching languages
>> manuals. Below is the raw source text for that. Comments welcome.
>> Robby
>> The languages documented in this manual are provided by DrScheme to be
>> used with the @[email protected]["http://www.htdp.org/"]{How to Design
>> Programs}} book.
>> When programs in these languages are run in DrScheme, any part of the
>> program that was not run is highlighted in orange and black. These
>> colors are intended to give the programmer feedback about the parts of
>> the program that have not been tested. To avoid seeing these colors,
>> use @scheme[check-expect] to test your program. Of course, just
>> because you see no colors, does not mean that your program has been
>> fully tested; it simply means that each part of the program been run
>> (at least once).
> Would you people quit changing things willy-nilly? I've now had to
> revise my jokes...
> When the untested code was red, I told students "That red text is your
> grade bleeding."
> Now I've decided on "When the text is black and orange, it should
> remind you of Halloween. Untested code is scary!" :-)
> Todd
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