[plt-scheme] Interacting w/ MzScheme

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Dec 9 23:18:31 EST 2004

Thanks. When I first got Matthew hooked on Rice, I babbled about 
dynamic extensibility. In my old age, I have come to accept that some 
systems should probably have a static boundary. -- Matthias

On Dec 9, 2004, at 11:02 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

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> I find it strange that it wasn't mentioned so far, but one property
> that Emacs has and DrScheme doesn't is, IMO, largly responsible for
> making Emacs as good as it is (possibly some blame for being as bad as
> it is too) -- the fact that it is dynamic.  It would be really nice if
> every application came with one of those button things which drop down
> some settings window, with a repl that works at the drscheme level
> where you can hack the application dynamically.  The reason that
> drscheme doesn't have it is (again, IMO) the core difference which
> makes it what it is, meaning that there is little chance to get
> drscheme to be more emacs-like without some non-trivial design.
> (...also related to why I think that it is a very good idea to keep
> `eval' in Scheme even if it is never used.)
> -- 
>           ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli 
> Barzilay:
>                   http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is 
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