[racket-dev] Why is the Systems Programming guide using console-oriented Racket?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Jan 31 22:23:05 EST 2013

Also, no matter what you do, there are a certain kind of hackers that
will never dump their console for all the gui in the world.  (And the
size of this crown is not negligible.)

Four hours ago, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> It emphasizes that Racket is broadly applicable, and works both in
> an IDE environment, and in a text editor/shell environment, each of
> which is preferred by large groups of developers.
> Sam
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Danny Yoo <dyoo at hashcollision.org> wrote:
> > Is there a pedagogic reason why the Systems Programming guide
> > explicitly discourages running through DrRacket?
> >
> > There's a leading paragraph in the intro:
> >
> >     To get into the spirit of this tutorial, we suggest that you set
> > DrRacket aside for a moment, and switch to raw racket in a terminal.
> >
> > But frankly, I don't get this.

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