[racket-dev] "Add Teachpack" dialog can be very confusing

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Mar 31 18:47:03 EDT 2013

Correct, and we have run into this "image" problem for a while now. 

I think the most important improvements are: 

1. to swap the teachpack menus for 2e and 1e
2. to increase the titles of all three panes so that it becomes clear what you are dealing with 

Eventually the pane for 1e should become something "almost hidden"
but we are not there yet. 

-- Matthias

p.s. And yes, it would be nice if the window had a title such as "add teachpacks" 

On Mar 23, 2013, at 5:49 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:

> Opening up the "Add Teachpack" dialog presents the user with two lists
> of libraries, which overlap in exactly one case: "image.ss". This
> makes it very easy for the user to choose the old image.ss library
> when working with HtDP2e. Further, there's no indication in DrRacket
> as to which one of these was chosen.
> I can think of a couple ways this could be improved: the HtDP2e
> prologue could be explicit about which pane of the dialog to look in,
> and the dialog itself could ask the user which book they're using.
> Also, it would be great if DrRacket said "Teachpack: image.ss (from
> HtDP)" in the language position. Or we could just hide the old
> teachpack.
> Sam
> PS: the Add Teachpack dialog has no title on my machine, or rather
> it's just titled "DrRacket".
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