[racket] help browser other than "open" in OS X

From: Jose A. Ortega Ruiz (jao at gnu.org)
Date: Thu Jun 2 11:14:13 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 02 2011, Eli Barzilay wrote:


>> Anyway, what i would *really* like to have is a racket help function
>> that, instead of calling a preconfigured browser, returned the URL
>> to be browsed (much as 'help' now actually prints it).  With that,
>> i'd hack what i need in Elisp/Geiser, and wouldn't mess with
>> DrRacket's preferences (i just thought that it'd be easier to change
>> the later since the functionality is already available for linux).
> this sounds like a more reasonable extension to me.  (It would require
> looking at more code, but overall I think that it's a better
> direction.)  So I take it that if you have this then you won't need
> the above, right?

Right.  And i actually much prefer this solution.

> BTW, it won't be a function -- it has to be a syntax.  What I'm
> thinking of is some "just return the url" parameter that you could
> turn on, and `help' would evaluate to the url string instead of taking
> you there.

Exactly what i'd need.

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