[racket] online check syntax error display tweak

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 9 18:08:01 EDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> Speaking of things that would improve the experience of those who keep
> parens balanced, if the error message appearing didn't move the
> division between the definitions and interactions window, that would
> be really nice.

That bounce must be really annoying, I can see that.

I've been thinking about what would be a good fix, but am having
trouble, given the constraint that I want the error message to be
visible without having to mouse over something.

How about this: I'll make it so the error message thing doesn't go
away automatically, but instead the text just gets erased. There'll be
a separate little close button (like there is for the search thingy)
that you have to close. Then the text can come and go without bouncing
and for programs that don't have errors (like if you're browsing a
bunch of files) you don't lose that extra line at the bottom. Sound
worth trying?


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