[racket] [SPAM] Re: DrRacket for the Truly Impatient V02, need help, beta testers

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 21 21:17:11 EST 2012

The contract information doesn't change based on the mouse, fwiw.


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM, Jordan Johnson <jmj at fellowhuman.com> wrote:
> I'm curious what the objectionable distraction is: the mere presence of the
> arrow, or the action of the arrow's window with contract info popping in and
> out as you mouse over identifiers?
> If it's the latter, than perhaps it would help to just put more of a delay
> (as tooltips have) in before exposing the contract info. (I'm trying to
> figure out why *I* haven't found it a distraction, and maybe it's just
> because I don't use the mouse very much.)
> Best,
> jmj
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> Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Nadeem Abdul Hamid <nadeem at acm.org>
>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
>>>> You are an accomplished programmer that got this far without online
>>>> compilation that was added this year?
>>> Well, I don't know about others, but prior to that becoming available, I
>>> would often have to keep hitting the "Check syntax" button or key command
>>> manually. Online compilation is just DrRacket continuously running "Check
>>> Syntax" for you so you don't have to manually do that - and it *is* very
>>> convenient and smoothes out the development
>>> process, reducing a distraction
>>> that is otherwise present.
>> Maybe this would help, I have only used Check Syntax two or three
>> times ever when I wanted to rename a variable because it was used in
>> more than 5 places. What other problems does it solve?
>>> Other industrial-strength IDEs (e.g. Eclipse, MS
>>> VS, IBM's Java Visual-something- I forget the name) all provide this
>>> feature
>>> of continuous background syntax analysis to enable various types of
>>> refactorings and code navigation.
>> Yea that is nice. My original question was about how to remove the
>> arrows and the thing in the upper right hand corner, and the solution
>> was to disable online compilation. Is there way just to remove that
>> stuff but keep the online compilation stuff?
>>> Another nice thing about online
>>> compilation is the additional feature of being able to view snippets of
>>> function signatures (i.e. help) right in the corner of the editor.
>> That arrow is so distracting. Can we move it into the status line on the
>> bottom?
>> Thanks for explaining why you value it.
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