[plt-scheme] DrScheme frustration

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sun Feb 22 10:20:47 EST 2009

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On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 8:18 AM, e <eviertel at gmail.com> wrote:
> again, just tell me if I need to read more first, 'cause maybe I'm doing
> this wrong...
> ...but I'm struggling with the fact that I may have a bunch of stuff typed
> into the bottom window during a run session, and then, when I find there's a
> problem with my definitions, I want to fix them and see what happens.  Of
> course there's a warning in the window below that my definitions are stale.
> So when I stop and start again, everything I had typed is gone!
> long winded aside ...
> It wasn't the best way to get the previously typed things to re-execute in
> the first place ... no up arrow, and you have to be at the end of a previous
> expression to transfer it to a new line.  I can see why you don't want the
> user to just edit it in place back in history, too ... although that would
> also be very convenient. (The approach that works means your cursor is no
> where near the place in the text that you wanted to tweak --- best would be
> if you could hit return even in the middle of a previous expression ........
> (and we're back again)
> ..... at least you could get back to what you had typed.
> Should I just not be using DrScheme this way?  I can't imagine this is how
> it's done, always losing all your history of experiments just because you
> redefine a function.
> Thanks, as always.
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