[plt-scheme] instructions for installing plt language from planet

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Sun May 3 09:13:10 EDT 2009

Here's the text that I use on my course site:

We will use a DrScheme package designed for PLAI in many assignments.

To install it: Open DrScheme in the Module language. Run the following program:

  #lang planet plai/plai
  "Hello PLAI!"

This automatically installs the language for the text. Please re-start
DrScheme. The language will be visible from the Language|Choose
Language... menu in DrScheme or via the language chooser at the
bottom-left. Choose the PLAI Scheme language.



On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 3:43 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> I have a PLT Language that I'd like to have installed from a PLaneT package.
>  What are some simple instructions that I can give a new student for how to
> install this PLaneT package?
> Installation is a one-liner if I have the user go to a command prompt, but
> that might be intimidating, so I was thinking of having them do it through
> DrScheme.
> With DrScheme, the steps I can think of to get them to reliably execute a
> "require" form in a Language that supports it seem convoluted.  (Start
> DrScheme, make sure you a new window with no file in it, change language to
> Module using such-and-such series of steps, enter "(require (planet
> foo/bar))" in the interactions subwindow, wait for the "PLaneT: Finished
> with foo/bar." message, quit DrScheme and start it up again.)
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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