[plt-scheme] running an MzScheme debugger in Emacs?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 25 14:49:48 EDT 2008

On Apr 25, 2008, at 1:21 PM, Dimitris Vyzovitis wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> -100000000000000000
>> Use DrScheme and complain and then help Robby improve it. Especially
>> you Eli. I am not paying for nothing.
>> As an old Emacs-is-everything user, DrScheme is incomparable to
>> Emacs. Both have advantages and disadvantages. BUT, overall drscheme
>> is better than Emacs for plt scheme editing and running (unless you
>> also work at the C level).
> This is wrong at some many levels.
> Emacs is not just an editor, it is the shell OS of choice for quite  
> a few
> people (including me)

Dimitris, you are missing the point. Since I accidentally replied on  
the public list, let me explain.

We -- that is the leaders of PLT -- must 'eat our own dog food.'  
That's an American expression. For the sake of our non-American  
readers: we must use our own tools. Only if we use them will we  
complain and specify improvements and work on them.

I (and nobody else on PLT) wishes to turn DrScheme into an Emacs  
competitor. I do wish to improve it to the point that Scheme- 
primarily programmers will prefer it any time they wish to program in  

All of this is especially true for Eli, who is currently the research  
scientist supported by the main PLT grant.

So take this comment as something about DrScheme and Eli, with almost  
no relationship to the power of Emacs.

-- Matthias (Emacs is like chopsticks. You can east yoghurt with them.) 

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