On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 03:42:14PM +0000, Stephen De Gabrielle wrote: > Hi, > > I’ve noticed some list members use other editors or IDE’s. > > I know two big reasons for using a complex tool is it’s stickiness factors; > normally a combination of familiarity (hence speed) with a lot of powerful > features and non-transportable customisation. > > Putting stickiness factors aside, what features in other editors/IDE’s > would you like to see in DrRacket?
I generally switch back and forth between Emacs and DrRacket as appropriate for the task at hand. DrRacket is good for code navigation, but if I'm doing a lot of writing, I generally prefer emacs, largely for reasons that others have mentioned in this thread. There is one particular issue, however, that I haven't seen come up: power usage. I haven't really investigated what's going on here, but DrRacket drains the battery on my MacBook Pro quite rapidly (last experienced with DrRacket 6.11 on MacOS 10.12.latest). What's more, it appears to do this even if the app is only open in the background and I'm not actually interacting with it. So if I don't have access to AC power, I generally close DrRacket and stick with Emacs. If the DrRacket maintainers are interested, I'd be happy to help diagnose the power problem in more detail, as time permits. However, I don't really know what tests would be useful. Suggestions welcome! Richard -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.