On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 1:42 PM, David Van Horn <dvanh...@cs.umd.edu> wrote:
> Thanks, I found the elements by using wxme-port->port and
> read-char-or-special until I found something special and it turns out
> it was caused by fractions.
> There are a couple weird things: (1) wxme-read reads them as numbers,
> not specials, and

Yes, that's because they have special support in there for them.

> (2) the "fractions" are actually rendered in decimal
> form in the file when I open it in DrRacket, which is why I didn't
> spot them by looking at the file (now that I know where they are, I
> can see they're special because cursor moves past the entire number
> "71.25" as though it's a single character).

You can also right click on them, I presume?

> But if I
> read-char-or-special on them, I get back something rendered as a
> fraction.  Maybe this has something to do with a difference in
> preferences between me and the author of the file?

I'm not sure about that.

> Other than copy/pasting, I can seem to recreate a decimal-looking
> number that is actually a special fraction, so I'm not sure how the
> author of the file accomplished this.

They couldn't have copied and pasted from the interactions window?


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