Actually, those were new to me -- I was trying to use fst and rst, and failing at it. While the Clojure way works better than my example, there's something about it that I don't like. Maybe it's simply that it's new -- if that was the original way, I'd react similarly to introducing car and cdr.
That's way too funny. I saw this a while back and thought 'flag' was to bookmark the post as 'important'.... so naturally was 'flagging' some of pgs' posts. I'm glad it didn't end up marking his posts as spam!
Yes, I use screen very heavily, and I do use it to leave an arc process running, and connect to it again later.
But it can't connect to an arc repl that was executed by a non-interactive shell, such as via cron or initd. That's what I use the pipe system for, and a similar system could easily be used by an ide to communicate with arc and not create a visible shell window.
No I haven't. I've been meaning to look into that, but so far I've just been using arc.el. If you know anything about getting arc to work with slime, and have any success in that area, I'd be interested.
i actually use Vim which is more than sufficient for my needs. what i'm thinking of making is a completely noob-oriented IDE, one where ideally the user does not even have to know about mzscheme this or arc3.tar that
Another option is the Anarki stable branch (http://github.com/nex3/arc/commits/stable/), which has most of fixes necessary to make most of Arc work portably on Windows and other OSes. (And, being a bug-fix branch, the amount of other random material is limited.)
I agree with the option, but I also think these posts will fall off the deep end in about 2 months. By then new members may only discover the option after they've discovered the problem. So we're not really saving new members wasted efforts unless the install page guides people.
pg: Even if you'd rather not think about supporting Windows portability yourself, providing a link to the Anarki stable branch would help new Windows users. Finding this stuff on the forum after it's fallen off the top couple of pages is not very easy.