[racket] My PLT->Racket porting experience

From: Don Blaheta (dblaheta at monm.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 3 18:18:31 EST 2011

Quoth Robby Findler:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 7:33 AM, Don Blaheta <dblaheta at monm.edu> wrote:
> > I wouldn't want to see the test case window be sticky and impossible to
> > send to the back, but it would be nice if it always came to front when
> > you click Run and there are some failures.
> What if we were to make the default preference setting for the test
> window be docked (in the next release)?

I wouldn't mind that, but it doesn't really solve the problem for when
it's undocked.

> > [0]Well, not always.  Sometimes the window resurfaces, and I don't know
> > why.  Usually not.
> (It would be good to track down this bug.)

Ok, I'm actually more confused now.  I tried to track down a student
example where I'd seen this happen, and apparently it's a version thing;
starting in 5.0.2 and continuing to 5.1, if there are any failures at
all, evaluating even an unrelated expression in the repl will re-pop-up
the test failures window.  I type in this:

  (define (foo x) 4)
  (check-expect (foo 3) 5)

in Beginner, press Ctrl-T, and a window pops up as expected.  I close
it, type 4 in the REPL and hit Enter, and the window pops up again.  Is
this intentional?  That's a little *too* often, I think.

-=-Don Blaheta-=-dblaheta at monm.edu-=-=-<http://www.monmsci.net/~dblaheta/>-=-
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