Re: [racket-dev] [plt] Push #21843: master branch updated

2011-01-01 Thread Stephen Bloch
the .css file that I saw go by in Stephen's earlier commit. Right, those should be excluded. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Git

2011-01-06 Thread Stephen Bloch
It's so reassuring to know that I'm not the only one floundering with git :-) Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.1, second call

2011-02-04 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Feb 3, 2011, at 9:08 PM, Ryan Culpepper wrote: Checklist items for the v5.1 release (using the v5.0.99.900 release candidate build) ... * Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu - Picturing Programs Tests Looks good, based on the 5.0.99.900 build I downloaded this morning. Stephen Bloch

Re: [racket-dev] drafting the v5.1 release announcement

2011-02-09 Thread Stephen Bloch
of (require installed-teachpacks/picturing-programs) For compatibility of old code that includes the latter, the old PLaneT installation procedure will still work (it now installs a two- line stub that invokes the bundled version of the teachpack). Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] Final v5.1 build is ready

2011-02-14 Thread Stephen Bloch
I don't think it'll be an issue for them. Other users of my book, or of other non-bundled teachpacks, may be doing things differently.) Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org

Re: [racket-dev] define-wish and a call for assistance

2011-02-21 Thread Stephen Bloch
would also like the test-engine to be able to report every wished for function, whether or not it's called. Good point. One of these days I've GOT to sit down and learn to write macros Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related

[racket-dev] build error on Mac OS

2011-04-29 Thread Stephen Bloch
pipe; errno=32) This has happened several times in a row (even with a clean make in between). Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] racket vs. scheme vs. clojure (as it appears to others)

2011-04-29 Thread Stephen Bloch
in ISLL + racket/contract. Why would anyone need more than that? :-) ) Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu On Apr 29, 2011, at 12:38 PM, Danny Yoo d...@cs.wpi.edu wrote: Scheme is usually a liability when someone used it in school years ago (other than with HtDP). Small anecdote: I had

Re: [racket-dev] guidelines on error messages -- please send feedback

2011-06-03 Thread Stephen Bloch
) means the identifier in (define identifier expr), and its subsequent occurrences. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] guidelines on error messages -- please send feedback

2011-06-03 Thread Stephen Bloch
classes? Or do they also use words like parameter or argument? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] guidelines on error messages -- please send feedback

2011-06-03 Thread Stephen Bloch
distinction. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

[racket-dev] OK, how do I fix this DrDr complaint?

2011-07-04 Thread Stephen Bloch
-docs-complete where they're documented? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] New error messages for *SL

2011-07-06 Thread Stephen Bloch
vocabulary than one in ISL or ASL. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] New error messages for *SL

2011-07-12 Thread Stephen Bloch
to overrule the judgment of every library author who ever provides one. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] intro videos

2011-07-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
a look. I too would appreciate comments :-) Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

[racket-dev] exact trig functions

2011-07-14 Thread Stephen Bloch
be EXACTLY -45, in which case it's a first-term-student exercise, but not quite trivial. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

[racket-dev] build error

2011-07-16 Thread Stephen Bloch
? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Downloading DrRacket for Mac is hard?

2011-08-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
different in the combo box, the button text should change to match it. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Downloading DrRacket for Mac is hard?

2011-08-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
. If the user selects something different in the combo box, the button text should change to match it. It will be too long, see earlier reply. That occurred to me. I don't know how much trouble it would be to generate short forms of each of the possible names. Stephen Bloch sbl

Re: [racket-dev] Downloading DrRacket for Mac is hard?

2011-08-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
one, the worst thing that can happen is [FILL THIS IN]. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] [plt] Push #23267: master branch updated

2011-08-16 Thread Stephen Bloch
Wouldn't it be even better to put curly-braces around the body of the C macro, so people using it don't have to know that it expands into multiple statements? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http

[racket-dev] Location of user preferences files

2011-08-30 Thread Stephen Bloch
, and acts as though the contents of that file had been inserted here. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

[racket-dev] help on Help Desk

2011-09-21 Thread Stephen Bloch
was reported) yet, nor with different browsers. BTW, the same thing happens if picturing-programs is loaded as a teachpack rather than with require. Who's in charge of the Help Desk (and, more particularly, the F1 keyboard shortcut)? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] [racket] Question about round

2011-10-03 Thread Stephen Bloch
return an integer, e.g. (round +inf.0) . There are probably other counterexamples, but I haven't thought of them.) Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] [racket] Question about round

2011-10-03 Thread Stephen Bloch
. How would you represent this number? If you say it's not an integer because it's not exact, you've allowed for fractional students. If you say it must be exact because it's an integer, you've pretended to greater confidence than is justified. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] plea for short planet syntax in student languages?

2011-10-05 Thread Stephen Bloch
the shorter (require (planet clements/rsound)) syntax in the student languages? +1 I think I first requested this two or three years ago Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org

Re: [racket-dev] plea for short planet syntax in student languages?

2011-10-05 Thread Stephen Bloch
. It seems to me quite reasonable for a student to write ; Homework 6 (require homework5.rkt) ... ; use functions defined in homework 5 Or perhaps even ; Homework 6 (require (prefix-in hw5: homework5.rkt)) ... ; use functions defined in homework 5, as prefixed Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] open untagged files in blank language level?

2011-10-06 Thread Stephen Bloch
in text mode: the Check Syntax and Run buttons are both disabled. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Bison

2011-10-12 Thread Stephen Bloch
://www.wescheme.org ; you can also read a paper about it at http://www.cs.brown.edu/~sk/Publications/Papers/Published/yskf-wescheme/ . Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.2

2011-10-19 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Oct 17, 2011, at 9:02 PM, Ryan Culpepper wrote: * Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu - Picturing Programs Tests Passed. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] nan?, infinite? and regular-real? [Was: Latest Plot Package]

2011-11-18 Thread Stephen Bloch
. Consider rounding the inexact value 5.49 plus or minus .05. Saying the answer is exactly 5 is claiming more certainty than you actually have: it might be 6. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http

Re: [racket-dev] feature request: gcd, lcm for rationals

2011-12-09 Thread Stephen Bloch
function on rationals which, when restricted to integers, coincides with the usual definition of gcd? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ For list-related administrative tasks: http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/dev

Re: [racket-dev] very unhelpful beginner language error message, possible fix proposed

2012-02-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
possible (albeit unlikely) that a function name could make sense as a condition. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] new logo

2012-02-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
is not about parentheses, so I'd prefer towards a logo that DOESN'T have any obvious parentheses (balanced or otherwise). If we build an R from a lambda, the added bow should be sufficiently curvy that parenthesis isn't the first thing one thinks of. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] very unhelpful beginner language error message, possible fix proposed

2012-02-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
to recognize those at syntax-check-time. Which leaves cond: question result is not true or false: (lambda (a1) ...) as a good error message to report at run time in the rare cases that don't match the above description. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket

Re: [racket-dev] very unhelpful beginner language error message, possible fix proposed

2012-02-13 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Feb 13, 2012, at 5:07 PM, David Van Horn wrote: On 2/13/12 4:20 PM, Stephen Bloch wrote: On Feb 13, 2012, at 8:28 AM, David Van Horn wrote: In BSL, you can detect when the first element of a clause is a variable bound to a function, but I don't follow the reasoning about ISL. You

Re: [racket-dev] new logo

2012-02-15 Thread Stephen Bloch
based on how they fit into the desired background. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

[racket-dev] Interactive Stepping

2012-02-21 Thread Stephen Bloch
to be able to select a section of code in Definitions, hit Step, and single-step through only that part of the code. Sure, go ahead and EVALUATE everything before that, but don't turn on the Stepper until you get to that section of code. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] [plt] distributed computing

2012-03-07 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Mar 7, 2012, at 11:44 AM, t...@racket-lang.org wrote: | Distributed Places allows the spawning of remote racket processes and | places. Distributed Places communicate transparently over TCP sockets. ... On a related subject, has anybody looked into CUDA programming in Racket? Stephen

Re: [racket-dev] Fwd: [racket-bug] all/12642: #lang slideshow gets error message module: this function is not defined

2012-03-21 Thread Stephen Bloch
. 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 _ Racket Developers list: http

Re: [racket-dev] Interactive Tutorial

2012-03-23 Thread Stephen Bloch
. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] memory issues

2012-04-23 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Apr 23, 2012, at 8:12 AM, Robby Findler wrote: On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Stephen Bloch bl...@adelphi.edu wrote: For example, I start DrRacket from the command line: the window opens, then spends 15 seconds gc-ing before showing the Welcome message. Memory usage 162.50 MB. Open

Re: [racket-dev] Potential search improvement

2012-05-29 Thread Stephen Bloch
you count the hyphens.) Still doesn't require any sorting, and the precise numbers don't matter, only their ordering. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.3

2012-07-25 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Jul 24, 2012, at 11:03 AM, Ryan Culpepper wrote: * Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu - Picturing Programs Tests Clean. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] What are single flonums good for?

2012-09-12 Thread Stephen Bloch
that having to handle single floats when reasoning about numbers complicates things, and it annoys me too. But I still think it's less problematic than what I describe above. Would it be even less problematic to get rid of them entirely, except in FFI? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

[racket-dev] Experimenting with IDE

2012-10-02 Thread Stephen Bloch
to play with it and see whether it's actually pedagogically useful. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] [plt] Push #25466: master branch updated

2012-10-16 Thread Stephen Bloch
students to use? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.3.1

2012-10-20 Thread Stephen Bloch
* Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu - Picturing Programs Tests Passed, once I changed the punctuation in some expected error messages to match the actual error messages. That latest push should probably be merged to the release branch. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] Revision to the Language Dialog

2012-11-06 Thread Stephen Bloch
the mouse is currently over, rather than the currently selected language, because people are accustomed to tooltips and expect them to come and go with where the mouse is. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

[racket-dev] Again with the language dialog

2012-11-06 Thread Stephen Bloch
state: in a student language with a #lang line. If we're going to add a #lang line, we should also switch to The Racket Language at the same time. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.3.2

2013-01-22 Thread Stephen Bloch
do to help? picturing-programs is okey-dokey. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] using Racket to build an image-based Lisp: feasible?

2013-03-06 Thread Stephen Bloch
there is no source code. In other words, the images don't make it impossible to work with source files, but they make it possible and tempting to work without source files. Is there a price to be paid for that, eventually? I honestly don't know. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu

Re: [racket-dev] Add Teachpack dialog can be very confusing

2013-04-01 Thread Stephen Bloch
libraries by default, which is another option we could consider. Bad idea; somebody might want to teach with his/her own version of the graphics libraries. (I was in this boat before we bundled picturing-programs.) Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers

Re: [racket-dev] Add Teachpack dialog can be very confusing

2013-04-01 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Apr 1, 2013, at 3:43 PM, Robby Findler ro...@eecs.northwestern.edu wrote: On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Stephen Bloch bl...@adelphi.edu wrote: Also, WeScheme just provides graphics libraries by default, which is another option we could consider. Bad idea; somebody might want

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.3.4

2013-04-22 Thread Stephen Bloch
picturing-programs seems to work. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] PLaneT(2): Single vs multi-collection packages

2013-06-14 Thread Stephen Bloch
is single-collection anyway. And this does sound like it makes the common case easy. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v5.3.6

2013-07-23 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Jul 22, 2013, at 3:13 PM, Ryan Culpepper ry...@ccs.neu.edu wrote: * Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu - Picturing Programs Tests All good. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu _ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev

Re: [racket-dev] [plt] Push #27909: master branch updated

2013-12-11 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Dec 11, 2013, at 2:36 PM, Neil Toronto wrote: numeric primitives implemented in Typed Racket are faster than the same primitives implemented in C. Whoa! How did that happen? Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu GPG key at http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/sbloch.pubkey.asc signature.asc

Re: [racket-dev] pi, was: Re: [plt] Push #28592: master branch updated

2014-04-22 Thread Stephen Bloch
Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky (daughter of mathematician Irving Kaplansky, IIRC) isn't as famous as Kate Bush, but also wrote a pi song, with C=1, D=2, E=3, etc. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu On Apr 22, 2014, at 1:37 PM, Matthias Felleisen matth...@ccs.neu.edu wrote: On Apr 22, 2014

Re: [racket-dev] actionable items, was: comments on comments on learning Racket

2014-04-28 Thread Stephen Bloch
remember how much Scheme you need to use the sample code in SICP — at least ISSL — but Picturing Programs is written assuming you’re starting in BSL, and it explicitly says when to switch to another language. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu signature.asc Description: Message signed

Re: [racket-dev] Pre-Release Checklist for v6.1

2014-07-19 Thread Stephen Bloch
On Jul 17, 2014, at 8:03 PM, Ryan Culpepper ry...@ccs.neu.edu wrote: * Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu - Picturing Programs Tests Everything works except one check-error because the wording of the error message has changed. Out of town right now, and can't get to pltgit from this laptop

Re: [racket-dev] Release for v6.1 has begun

2014-07-21 Thread Stephen Bloch
Please disregard previous message. Picturing-programs stuff passes all test cases; no edits necessary. Stephen Bloch sbl...@adelphi.edu GPG key at http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/sbloch.pubkey.asc signature.asc Description: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail