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在 2020年5月6日星期三 UTC+8下午5:50:42，Dexter Lagan写道：
> Couple years ago I developed an IDE for NewLISP called NewIDE using a
> commercial tool called Xojo. It was supposed to become NewLISP's official
> IDE. I had to put the project on pause because of work and family, and at
> the same time I switched to Racket, hence my interest. It had replicated
> most of DrRacket's basic functions apart from the debugger and profiler,
> but was much faster (native controls + LLVM). I have plenty of time on my
> hands lately, and I'll take a couple hours each day to analyze DrRacket and
> see where I can reduce delays and improve responsiveness. Who knows, it
> might pay off.
> After a quick first pass over each module, what DrRacket's source needs is
> 1) a detailed description of what each module does;
> 2) a description of what each function/class does, methods and properties
> etc. I don't see a lot of comments at the moment.
> I'll gladly volunteer to write those. I'll annotate the code as I go
> through it, and I'll push it to a new github when I have enough of it
> documented. If the DrRacket's authors are happy with the result, we'll
> As for the delay, I'm sure there's a callback somewhere which launches
> the context-sensitive help, or loads the docs in the background like you
> said. There's gotta be a way to move this loading time somewhere more
> appropriate, like say during the init splash, or at the very least display
> a loading dialog box to inform the user.
> Let me know what you think,
> On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 6:17 PM Robby Findler > wrote:
>> On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 10:36 AM Gustavo Massaccesi > > wrote:
>>> I try to encourage people to participate, but be careful because this
>>> task is probably too big for a first contribution. GUI is difficult,
>>> DrRacket has a lot of moving parts, and opening DrRacket inside DrRacket is
>>> possible but weird.
>>> I think the guess of Matthew is correct, it´s a problem with the blue
>>> arrow with the docs. There is no pause while you type numbers but when you
>>> type a letter or +-*/... there is a pause of 1 or 2 seconds.
>>> I didn't see the code but my guess is that the docs are loaded lazily in
>>> a thread and when DrRackets see something like an identifier it waits until
>>> the thread is ready. It would be nice if the blue arrow is disabled until
>>> the docs are completely loaded lazily. I think Robby can tell if I'm
>>> correct and how hard is to fix this.
>> Definitely sounds like an extremely actionable hypothesis to investigate
>> and, if it turns out to be correct, I guess it should be a simple matter of
>> programming to do what you're suggesting.
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