[racket] scribbling newbie questions

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Feb 1 04:04:52 EST 2013

Hi Matthias,
That would be great.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthias Felleisen [mailto:matthias at ccs.neu.edu] 
Sent: jueves, 31 de enero de 2013 23:33
To: Jos Koot
Cc: 'Matthew Flatt'; 'Danny Yoo'; users at racket-lang.org
Subject: Re: [racket] scribbling newbie questions

We should be able to click the button for you (in some cases) and show the
HTML continously (in a separate window). 

On Jan 31, 2013, at 5:15 PM, Jos Koot wrote:

> Thanks Matthew and Danny.
> Now my three questions have been answered with clear examples and enough
> info to find the appropriate docs of Scribble.
> Matthew, I enjoyed your talk very much. As I always have used MsWord for
> docs, I was accustomed immediately to see what I get and to make macros in
> the MsWord manner (no, I don't program in Java, I just let MsWord make the
> macro and afterwards I delete all assignments I don't want or adapt them
> my wishes) In your video I saw you using the 'Scribble HTML' button, which
> helps me a lot. After every couple of lines I use the button to see
> or not I get what I want. I did not see the button before. The conversion
> HTML is extremely fast. I think your message that there is no (or there
> should not be an) essential distinction between programs, data and docs
> the purpose of abstraction) has arrived to me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Flatt [mailto:mflatt at cs.utah.edu] 
> Sent: jueves, 31 de enero de 2013 22:14
> To: Jos Koot
> Cc: users at racket-lang.org
> Subject: Re: [racket] scribbling newbie questions
> At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:40:06 +0100, "Jos Koot" wrote:
>> Q1
>> @racket[(string-length ((fmt "I") #e1e100000))]
>> is expanded to
>> (string-length ((fmt "I") 1000....000))
>> with 100000 zeros. How can I make scribble render #e1e100000 as
> #e1e100000?
> You could use `code' instead of `racket':
>  @code{(string-length ((fmt "I") #e1e100000))}
> I think `code' is probably better than `racket' most of the time, but
> they different strengths and weaknesses.
>> Q3
>> I try
>> @tabular[#:sep @hspace[3] #:style 'top (list (list ....]
>> in an attempt to have each element justified at top, but this does no
>> any effect. How can I outline like in:
>> item1   this is item-1
>>        Not important.
>> item2   this is item-2
>>        not important either.
>> item3   end
>>        of this
>>        question.
> You need to make a style that has a `table-columns' property that has a
> style with a 'top property for each column:
> (let ([top (style #f '(top))])
>   (style #f (list (table-columns (list top top top)))))
> Granted, that's complicated. The `tabular' form should provide simpler
> support for constructing the right style.
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