[racket] using scribble's evaluator for planet packages

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 15 16:07:05 EDT 2011

Why does Scribble make this assumption about sandboxes, anyway?  Why
can't it just deal with the other possible output formats
intelligently?  Read from the port if given one, use a (byte-)string
if given one, and just assume no output if given #f.

If, for some reason, the best we can do is improve the error message,
how about reporting it in terms of the Scribble forms we're actually

  "examples: cannot read output of given evaluator, expected a string
but got: #f"

Carl Eastlund

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Danny Yoo <dyoo at cs.wpi.edu> wrote:
>>  format-output: missing output, possibly from a sandbox without a
>>  configured `sandbox-output'
>> I'm not happy with it -- the "format-output: ..." seems like it's too
>> easy to translate to "probably some internal bug, not my problem".
>> Any suggestions for a better message?
> I can't think of an improved text for it.  The message, at the very
> least, gives something to search with Google.
> I think it would help a bit to add an example in the Scribble
> documentation that uses make-evaluator in the context of Scribble.
> I'll send you a patch to show what I mean.
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