[racket-dev] self-documenting feature

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 19 12:31:27 EDT 2010

Sure, but if we have the manpower/energy for this, then it would be
nice to have, no? (We'd probably do something syntactically and not
via runtime values, but the essential idea seems like it would carry


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Matthias Felleisen
<matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> While I have always liked doc strings in Lisps -- and koodos to Python for copying another feature from Lisp -- is it as critical to HtDP programming as built-in check-expect with coverage? (No but I think having it would be nice.) Do ask the person who asked whether Python has coverage now. -- Matthias
> On Jul 19, 2010, at 10:16 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
>> Python apparently has a feature where you essentially put the
>> contract/purpose in the text of a function, and when you type the
>> function's name, it prints out that documentation.  (It sounds like
>> the docstrings of Common Lisp.)
>> This came up on day 1, minute 15 of the TSRJ workshop.
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