[Newbies] Question / Thought about absence of any standard online
itsme213 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 1 19:05:39 UTC 2007
Is there some reason why the myriad tools in Squeak don't have even a
placeholder button or menu item for online help? From my newbies point of
view it is very frustrating to try to do something (refactor to extract a
method with a parameter, most recently) and be confronted with a totally new
editor (Selector editor, in this case) and not have any idea about what the
panels and buttons mean (Up? Down? Ok?). I finally figured it out, but it
took 15 minutes of blind trial and error. It is very disheartening and a
huge hurdle for someone who wants to get started with Squeak.
Shouldn't online help be a standard part of any IDE framework, making it
easy for tool writers to add a few lines of online help in a standard way?
Perhaps include some url links? Heck, if the tool even had a standard link
(e.g. on SystemWindow) to a standard place on a Squeak wikis, anyone (even
me) could contribute to the help.
And yes, I know that getting those lines written is a separate matter.
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