Unfortunately, we're not quite there yet. We do have the pane (but
with the #lang present), but the lack of the other things is mostly a
concession to the fact that it isn't yet the case that every source
file in DrRacket should begin with "#lang". Only most.


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Stephen Bloch <bl...@adelphi.edu> wrote:
> The whole #lang thing has bothered me for a long time.  How about this?
> EVERY Racket source file is supposed to start with a #lang line, which 
> DrRacket shows in a separate (non-scrollable, one-line) pane, hiding the word 
> #lang, since it MUST be there and therefore provides the user no information. 
>  The "choose language" menu commands would simply replace the contents of 
> this pane with one of several bundled language names.  If you don't want to 
> use one of the bundled ones, you can type into this pane yourself, and the 
> next time you hit "run", either that language is found or it isn't.
> If you open a Racket source file in a text editor, you see the same #lang 
> line you see now.
> What to do with legacy source files that don't have #lang lines?  That 
> shouldn't be insurmountable....
> Stephen Bloch
> sbl...@adelphi.edu

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