[racket-dev] Feature request: documentation arrow in DrRacket

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 28 22:18:13 EST 2012

Yes, it would!

In the meantime, you can type


and that'll trigger the docs.

The issue is that the documentation is built based on a non-error
expansion of the program. Until we change how that works, there won't
be any of the online check syntax information for parts that are
syntactically ill-formed.


On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier at gmail.com> wrote:
> AFAICT the documentation arrow in DrRacket only appears if there is no
> syntax error in the form (or before the form) you are clicking on.
> This means I can't type something like for example:
> #lang racket
> ...
> ...
> (for*)
> and then click on for* and see the documentation for for* and fill out
> the rest of the syntax of the form.
> It would be very useful to change this so that the documentation arrow
> appears if you click on a form name even if you haven't filled in the
> rest of the syntax for the form,
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
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