[Newbies] Re: Question / Thought about absence of any standard onlinehelp

itsme213 itsme213 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 1 19:39:23 UTC 2007

That sounded a lot like a complaint ... it was not meant to be one! Is there 
someplace (current or in the works) for standard rudimentary online help?

"itsme213" <itsme213 at hotmail.com> wrote in message 
news:fgd80g$8vg$1 at ger.gmane.org...
> 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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