[racket-dev] New error messages for *SL

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 6 10:10:17 EDT 2011

At Wed, 6 Jul 2011 09:36:35 -0400, Guillaume Marceau wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:14 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> > In the case of the HtDP languages, was the choice to duplicate all the
> > text deliberate, or was it a side-effect of some other change?
> Yes, this was a deliberate move away from the no-duplication style
> used in the professional documentation, for pedagogical reasons.
> At each language level, I gathered in a separate section called
> "Common Syntax" the forms that that level has in common with the
> previous level. The idea is to make it possible to get a quick sense
> of of the commonality between the levels, while giving the students
> confidence that documentation page they are looking at is
> comprehensive.

Ok, I didn't pick up on that part of the organization at all. I guess
"Common Syntax" sounded to me like "syntax that is commonly used",
rather than "syntax that is the same as the previous level".

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