[racket] Dr. Racket for iOS

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Wed Apr 9 12:18:57 EDT 2014

Stephen De Gabrielle wrote at 04/09/2014 10:13 AM:
> Does the WeScheme IDE fit the bill?

WeScheme doesn't satisfy the first point quoted below.  As nice as it 
would be to have DrRacket itself as an offline app on all HTML5 devices, 
being able to compile a running DrRacket for this target also suggests 
that we can compile many other Racket GUI apps for this target.

Also, WeScheme requires not only an Internet connection, but a 
centralized cloud-based/privacy-unfriendly service like I mentioned 
earlier.  How WeScheme works made sense for the browsers available at 
the time and the classroom purposes to which it was put. However, it 
does not make sense for a more general use app or app platform on a 
modern HTML5 tablet.

Neil V.

> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org 
> <mailto:neil at neilvandyke.org>> wrote:
>     Some reasons/scenarios I see for doing DrRacket in HTML5 on
>     tablets are:
>     * Stress-test the Racket HTML5 system: if DrRacket can run, most
>     other stuff should.
>     * Lots of people have tablets, and then they could use DrRacket on
>     them.
>     * When Racketeers are waiting for the bus or whatever, instead of
>     playing another game of Angry Flappy Sudoku Ninja, they could play
>     with some idea in DrRacket.  Maybe it is different than what they
>     normally work on when at a keyboard, and that can be good.
>     Most of my early Racket libraries, as well as Quack, were written
>     from parks and cafes and such, when I had a modest laptop and no
>     Internet, and I was very bored.  Since that laptop had maybe 1/20
>     the CPU of a typical tablet this year, and 1/500 the RAM, maybe
>     some smart person could get DrRacket running OK in HTML5 on
>     ordinary tablets, so even more people's boredom can be turned into
>     Ideas That Evaluate.
>     Neil V.

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