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Date: 2008-09-26 (14:31)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Teaching ocaml programming
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 01:52:33PM +0200, Andrej Bauer wrote:
> My teaching asistant showed the students how to do this, but it was only 
> partially successful, not to mention that this required extra 
> configuration. _Any_ initial configuration is a big pain, even just 
> putting a line in .emacs is a challenge ("Where is this file?", "How can 
> it have just an extension and no name?", "Why is the extension longer 
> than three letters", etc.)

I think I may have suggested this the last time, but is some sort of
bootable live CD / live USB key an option?  Our livecd-creator tool is
especially flexible: you could build a live CD / key which has all the
right packages installed and all the configuration files in the right
place and starts up the editor of your choice when they log in.


Persistence (of files in the project) is a problem but maybe they can
be encouraged to save project files to a network share or on to a USB


Richard Jones
Red Hat