[racket-dev] Language selection considered harmful

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 26 11:45:20 EDT 2010

  On 08/26/2010 09:48 AM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> On Aug 26, Jon Rafkind wrote:
>>> When I'm answering such questions, it is getting extremely difficult
>>> to tell people what to do, and often leads to some confusingly broken
>>> dialog.  See for example:
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3572450/packaging-system-in-racket
>>> This is mostly a rant since I don't see any easy way to improve it,
>>> especially given the problem of dealing with htdp based classes.
>> It doesn't look like the documentation is very explicit about how to run
>> r6rs programs in drracket, the only information I could find was running
>> programs on the command line with plt-r6rs and other such commands.
>> It looks like there are two places where the docs should say something
>> about drracket and r6rs:
>> http://docs.racket-lang.org/guide/standards.html?q=r6rs&q=r6rs#(part._.R6.R.S)
>> http://docs.racket-lang.org/r6rs/Running_Top-Level_Programs.html?q=r6rs&q=r6rs
> (Improving that would be nice, but I run into these things in many
> contexts, not just r6rs.)
ya.. well im hacking on the r6rs docs right now at least

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