> On Oct 29, 2017, at 15:35, Robby Findler <ro...@eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 5:31 PM, John Clements
> <cleme...@brinckerhoff.org> wrote:
>>> On Oct 29, 2017, at 15:27, Robby Findler <ro...@eecs.northwestern.edu> 
>>> wrote:
>>> I think it is a bad idea to dump output into the interactions that
>>> isn't being printed by the program.
>> We currently print “Welcome to DrRacket” at the start of each interaction, 
>> so it’s not as if *all* of the output is generated by the program.
> True. A little status bar that showed up there wouldn't be
> objectionable if it were clearly not output, for example. That seems
> against the ease (which seem to be the spirit of the suggestion), tho.
>> How about a “turn-down” arrow printed right before or after this message 
>> that when opened will display this input? This turn-down arrow could have 
>> state, so that if you opened it last time, it would stay open in future runs.
> Well, the logging window is a lot like that, but you have to click a
> menu item instead of turn-down something a triangle (which seems
> better to me).

Speaking only for myself, the logging window chews off a giant chunk of my user 
interface; leaving it open makes me feel like I’m editing in a tiny little 
window. Adding output to the top of the interactions window costs me nothing, 
since it scrolls to disappear. Maybe I’m missing something?


> Robby

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