[racket] code to HTML

From: Todd O'Bryan (toddobryan at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Mar 18 16:45:16 EDT 2011

Having the code web accessible means that I can do more interesting
things, like putting two examples side by side for comparison, have a
web form for grading, etc., more easily than I could if I just stuck
with DrRacket. I could also write code to do a quick syntactic
analysis on code and present examples of each kind of solution
students come up with rather than having to wade through every

There's also just the gee-whiz-ness of being able to click on an
assignment in a webapp and have students see their code so we can
discuss it. I guess once I have all the files uploaded, I could just
as easily download a zip file of all the students' Racket files and
look through those. Maybe that should be my version 0.1.


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> Not to be too ludditian, but why not just pull it up in drracket in class?
> If not, I guess you could put together a script that stuck
> (racketblock ...) around everything or the module-enhanced variant,
> which makes it into a scribble file and then run scribble --html on
> that.
> Robby
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Given that Scribble does it, I imagine that there's a way to convert a
>> .rkt file into something that would look similar in a web browser. Is
>> there a (not-too-complicated) way to convert a file in WXME format
>> into something I could inline in an HTML document so that it would
>> look reasonable. Relatedly, if I have Racket code in plain text format
>> (which leaves out images and such), can that be converted to HTML with
>> syntax coloring.
>> What I have in mind is having my students upload code to a website and
>> then being able to pull up their code from the website on a projector
>> so we can discuss it in class.
>> Todd
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