[plt-dev] Re: [plt-scheme] stepper interface suggestion for "start-from-here"?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 11 12:17:59 EDT 2009

Have you considered using the repl instead? Something like "start  
stepping with the expression that I enter at the REPL"? That would be  
absolutely ideal.

On Apr 10, 2009, at 8:52 PM, John Clements wrote:

> A few weeks ago Jay McCarthy suggested a feature for the stepper  
> that was so obvious that I had to implement it (also, I have a  
> sneaking suspicion that others must have suggested it): starting to  
> step at a specified expression, rather than from the beginning.  As  
> I expected, it wasn't too hard, except for this one problem: how  
> should it be enabled?  Here's what I've been able to come up with:
> 1) It's always enabled: the stepper starts from wherever the cursor  
> is (or the beginning of the selection)
> 2) It's a menu entry in the "Scheme" Menu.
> 3) Clicking on the stepper button always brings up a dialog.
> 4) It's a preference.
> 5) You right-click on a selected expression.
> Choices 1 & 3 seem too intrusive.  Choices 2,4, and 5 seem not  
> intrusive enough (a.k.a. they'll never be discovered).  Any other  
> suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> John
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