[racket-dev] "bookmarks" in drracket?

From: Stephen Chang (stchang at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 3 12:06:16 EST 2012

> - it would be good if there was some graphical representation of the
> current bookmarks state.

Any ideas on what the graphical representation should look like?
Should it be a popup window? Or a side bar?

> - did you consider just having an (unordered) list of bookmarks? Then,
> adding a book mark would be a keystroke that'd be separate from
> jumping around, so you'd have to set them yourself, but you could
> iterate around in the set bookmarks, instead of having to keep track
> of which things are on top of the stack.
> I think the first one probably has to be fixed before we a release
> could contain this feature. (The second one seems important, but not
> as much as the first.)
> Robby
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Stephen Chang <stchang at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> When using Dr Racket, I use the right-click "Jump to definition of" a
>> lot but I frequently find that I also want an easy way to get back to
>> the code I was previously looking at. Does anyone else think this
>> would be a useful feature to have? I've implemented something that
>> adds this functionality.
>> If anyone wants to try it out, I've included both modified source
>> files (from drracket/private) and a patch.
>> With the code I added, a "bookmark" automatically gets saved when
>> jumping to a definition from the right-click menu and when choosing a
>> definition from the "(define ...)" menu. Multiple bookmarks accumulate
>> on a stack. You can also add your own bookmarks with the right click
>> menu.
>> To go back to the most recent bookmark, either use the right-click
>> menu, or press C-x r (is this an appropriate key binding? I chose it
>> because emacs similarly uses C-x r to do bookmark-related stuff).
>> Since I'm not very familiar with drracket code, I'm not sure I put
>> stuff in the right place. Would anyone mind reviewing my code? It's
>> only a few lines.
>> Also, would something like this be better as a plugin in the future?
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