[Newbies] Re: Bugging out of Squeak

Todd Blanchard tblanchard at mac.com
Sat Nov 18 01:44:59 UTC 2006

What can I tell you?  Quitting Smalltalk is hard. :-)

On Nov 17, 2006, at 5:56 AM, Ralph Johnson wrote:

> The option should not be called "Quit without saving", in any  
> language,
> unless that is what it does.
> If there is a command "Save and quit" followed by "Quit", then the
> confirmation for "Quit" should be something like
> "Are you sure you want to quit?    Quit / Cancel"
> instead of the confusing "Save changes before quiting? yes/no/cancel".
> Or, there should just be a single "quit" command that gives the  
> three options.
> But that will make some people nervous the first time, because they  
> won't
> be sure that saving is an option.  Though if the command before "quit"
> is "save",
> a nervous person will first save and then quit, and discover when  
> they quit that
> they could have just used the quit command and saved as they were  
> quiting.
> I've taught Smalltalk to close to a thousand people, so I have had  
> a lot of
> experience watching newcomers get confused by little things.  There  
> is no
> reason they should get confused about how to quit.
> -Ralph
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