> I'm not necessarily sure why anybody in their right mind would create such a thing and share it!
Best startup ideas are about solving real problems. Some people care about problems getting solved, whether or not they are the ones doing the solving. Keep in mind that no one has enough time to try and solve all the problems at once. So if you see something wrong that needs to be fixed, and you don't have time to do it yourself (because you're busy fixing something else), why not just share it with people, so that someone else might work on it, thus helping to make our world a better place?
That's reasonable however I've always been of the opinion that it's better to solve a problem when you have the problem and are feeling the pain, rather than implementing someone's idea in the abstract. It always seems that the people who are really solving their own painful problems capture a market.
Maybe other people are better at implementing someone else's idea than me and I'm just viewing the world through Matt-colored glasses.
If they are not behind it, we should still send them this link. They could certainly make use of some of those ideas, maybe with a little bit of twist here and there to make them more comic. I doubt writers could get better startup ideas than actual SV people and SV-wannabies :).
I think using the browser should make setting up the environment much easier than using some old, unsupported Scheme implementation!
In that case, I think that's what they're going to be working on over winter break for the next iteration of the class. At the very least, I'm sure it's a possiblity; there's obviously no guarantee that it is practical or will get done.
I think it's a good idea, personally. It could also make many of the assignments more interactive.
Are you having trouble because you're running a different platform that they developed their implementation on?
If so my way of dealing with this when I'm too lazy to deal with trying to get stuff to work on another system, is to using something like Virtual Box and work on the exact OS the library/language I want to work with was made for.
No, I'm using Linux(Arch) so I guess I am on an intended platform. It is on the user contributed repos but the installation didn't work. I tried installing just stk-scheme too but that didn't work either.
I think the Python Software Foundation was asking for redesign proposals for the Python site a while ago; so we might see some improvements for the Python site. I don't find the Python site particularly ugly, but I think the docs could improve a lot. Same goes for a lot of other python frameworks that use the default Sphinx template.
I found your post on Twitter and found it pretty useful, mostly because I'm reading the same book as you are(Clojure Programming) and was having some difficulty groking this program. Your post really helped.
There is a typo in line 8, I think it should have been (range h).