[plt-scheme] Emacs modes and s-expression comments

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 15 20:44:08 EST 2006

We have no intention of taking Emacs away from you. But we have
every intention of making DrScheme so good that you won't want to
use Emacs anymore for Scheme programming. Of course, this can only
happen if we, the team members use it, and improve it.

-- Matthias

On Feb 15, 2006, at 8:10 PM, Bill Wood wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 17:29 -0600, Robby Findler wrote:
>    . . .
>> That said, I don't care if you like Emacs or whatever. This mailing
>> list is not the place for such debates. Please join the PLT bashers on
>> the IRC channel and leave this forum to people who want to get real
>> work done.
> Don't get your feathers ruffled.  Neither of us were bashing PLT 
> Scheme.
> I'm here; when I program in Scheme I prefer PLT.  *But* since I first
> used Maclisp and emacs on a Multics machine I've developed work habits
> and a view of the programming process that I'm comfortable and
> productive with, and to which no IDE I've seen is sufficiently superior
> to warrant its adoption.
> My only concern is that in an excess of zeal over the wonderfulness of
> DrScheme decisions will be made that make it increasingly difficult to
> use the language and libraries with other development tool sets.  So 
> far
> you (the PLT team) have largely avoided that; I applaud you.
> The fact is (to borrow a biological metaphor) each of us is in a basin
> of attraction towards some preferable work environment.  The problem 
> is,
> the fitness landscape varies greatly from person to person.  We've seen
> the results of Another OS's institutionalized belief that "one model
> fits all".  I think all of the PLT user community hopes you won't go
> down the same path, and many of us will speak up.
>  -- Bill Wood
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