[racket-dev] comments on "comments on learning Racket"

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at cs.indiana.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 26 20:38:41 EDT 2014

On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 8:16 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote at 04/26/2014 08:13 PM:
>> I'm confused about what you're suggesting, then. Is there a difference,
>> under your suggestion, between opening DrRacket for the first time, entering
>> `1` in the definitions window, and hitting run, and doing that same thing in
>> an existing DrRacket where we've already selected "the Racket language"?
> No difference.  No default/preference setting for language.  People will
> learn what they want and either type the "#lang" line, or click the button.
> Until people know what they want, they'll keep getting the explanatory
> dialog popup.

Ok, I think we agree then. What I'm proposing is that new DrRacket
installations should start in a mode where `#lang racket (+ 3 4)`
works, which is not currently the case.


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