[plt-dev] help

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 17 17:10:26 EDT 2009

All index entries say where they point to. This information is all  
you need to give good feedback when a student asks. This is the most  
important area of improvement for now, and I would like this to be  
done -- ideally in time for the fall semester. I don't see why it  
shouldn't be doable -- Matthias

On Apr 17, 2009, at 4:13 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> On Apr 17, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> Why don't you start with these guidelines:
>>    context = TL + tp(1) + ... + tp(n)
>> The first page must contain only:
>>   (1) all query results that concern tp(i)
>>   (2) all results concerning TL
>>   (3) tp results appear BEFORE TL results
>>   [(4) we might also wish to order results so that those for tp(j)
>> occur before tp(i) if j > i]
>> All other results appear on pages 2 and up.
>> I suspect you can scale these rules to #lang scheme/gui and friends.
>> I just wish we had scheme/redex.
> I'm guessing that by "TL" and "TP" you mean "Teaching Language" and
> "Teachpack".  The index entries are *not* divided onto these -- this
> thing is working from the plain index nothing more and nothing less.
> I don't see any reason to add any kind of specialization for the
> teaching languages and teachpacks -- since the same issues are
> relevant in all other languages too.
> It is the responsibility of teaching language to generate a query that
> will narrow down the full index to the relevant index -- and this
> should be done by a "context query".  There are search operators that
> make it possible to write a query that shows only entries from some
> manual or that are provided from some module -- but in your suggested
> organization you do hit the two big problems that I mentioned many
> times now: you're describing a query that uses `or', and you're
> describing a query that changes the order of results.
> -- 
>           ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli  
> Barzilay:
>                   http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is  
> Life!

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