[Newbies] Plain file editing

Bert Freudenberg bert at impara.de
Sun Jul 2 11:30:04 UTC 2006

Am 02.07.2006 um 00:42 schrieb itsme213:

> Is there an easy way, within squeak itself, to open a text editor  
> on an entire class and simply edit the file and "save" the entire  
> file (equivalently, "file-in" the string-buffer). I find I am  
> quicker with this than all the mousing around, specially when  
> making a new class.
> I know I can file-out and file-in, but I am looking to avoid those  
> steps.

Making a textual snapshot of a Smalltalk class, editing it, and  
filing back in would be roughly equivalent to printing a photograph,  
editing it with a pencil, and scanning back into the computer. The  
class browser is a view onto the live class object, even though it  
appears to be a categorizing text editor. It's not.

- Bert -

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