[racket] newbie drracket usage questions

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 31 08:38:19 EDT 2012

On Jul 31, 2012, at 1:52 AM, D Herring wrote:

> Thanks for the quick response.  Unfortunately, I had found the web browser thingy (and had to enable javascript for it to work).  :)
> I am looking for functions that search for racket functions and return racket data structures that describe them.  The key pieces of information is the name (so it can be used) and the source location (so the implementation can be learned and possibly modified).

As someone mentioned, DrRacket provides a GUI-version of this functionality with 'check syntax'. In #lang programs, 'check syntax' is always on and the information is always available. 

If you want a programmatic way to access this information, you'd have to hook into 'check syntax' before it colors the editor. 

-- Matthias

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