[plt-scheme] Overview of the various pieces of PLT?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun May 3 03:06:19 EDT 2009

On May  3, i j wrote:
> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> > On May  3, i j wrote:
> >> * Is MrED the GUI toolkit for PLT?
> >
> > Yes.
> Why does this page http://docs.plt-scheme.org/gui/index.html refer
> to MrEd as an executable?

Because it is: in its core, it is a C/++ application with mzscheme
embeded, so you run it just like you run mzscheme.  (And the amount of
C code has been significantly reduced in the subversion head, btw.)

> >> * If I install *just* MzScheme, what pieces of PLT will I not
> >>   have?
> >
> > A lot.  The mzscheme distribution is intended mostly for
> > installation on servers.
> Hm. So, even if I only wanted to use MzScheme plus MrEd for a GUI
> project, it probably makes more sense to just go ahead and install
> the whole PLT Scheme distribution.


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