Subject: Re: DrScheme comments
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/07/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <7noec0$>
Scott Ribe  <> wrote:
| Rob Warnock wrote:
| > Try "DrScheme" <URL:>:
| > And it runs on just about everything in the world...
| So you're using it successfully?

Well, actually, I don't use DrScheme at all... (*blush*)

But I *do* use MzScheme [which DrScheme is implemented on top of]
on a variety of platforms and operating systems, *very* successfully!
I use it for all kinds of general "systems" hacking and scripting --
much the same things that other people might use Perl for. E.g., I
have one script that sucks stock quotes off the net and extracts and
prints *only* the price from the rest of the HTML mess, and another that
rummages through bunches of saved email, and another that snarfs up an
SGI "vcal" calendar database and extracts a given day's schedule and
prints it readably, and another that... well, never mind, you get the idea.

Oh, I've also used it to write tiny special-function Web servers.
(No big deal, just a couple of pages of code.)

It's quite robust.


p.s. And *very* occasionally I've used MrEd [the GUI-cum-editor that
provides DrScheme with its graphics] for little stuff, again, successfully.
But I can't say I've stressed it or anything.

Rob Warnock, 8L-855
Applied Networking
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