[plt-scheme] mred and mred-text

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed May 27 23:55:04 EDT 2009

On May 27, Jay McCarthy wrote:
> What is the difference between mred and mred-text?
> It seems to me that the only difference (on OS X) is that mred
> creates a presence in the Dock, while mred-text does not. They can
> both display graphics and windows, etc.

The main difference, IIRC, is that on Windows an executable can be set
to run in a dos box or as a gui -- so to make a console-friendly mred
a separate executable is needed.

> In particular, I'd like to know if I can test with mred-text rather
> than mred.

Probably best to use mred-text so you get the output without tweaking
command line flags (even if it's not on windows).

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