AW: [Newbies] Constructing the browser morph

kmr1642 kmr1642 at
Fri Feb 13 23:04:06 UTC 2009

Josef Vukovic-2 wrote:
>> Von: kmr1642 <kmr1642 at>
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>> Betreff: [Newbies] Constructing the browser morph
>> Datum: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:04:15 -0800 (PST)
>> When you start a browser in Morphic with 'Browser open' 
>> the method 'Browser>>openEditString: aString' gets executed
>> and helps construct the morph that appears in the world.
>> no problem so far.
>> But also in the class there is the method:
>>  'Browser>>buildWith: builder'
>> This method first describes the browser's widgets, putting 
>> the descriptions into a spec of some kind. then it executes the spec 
>> with a builder provided by a sender, presumably to construct 
>> the specified morph. But this method isn't executed 
>> when the brower starts. And I can't locate a real sender for it.
>> Can anyone explain when and why this method gets executed?
>> thanks.
>> Michael
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> How did you look at the execution stack? with halt if so where to put it
> in in which method?

I put 'self halt.' right after the local variable declaration
in the methods:
	Browser>>openEditString: aString
	Browser>>buildWith: builder
and then executed a 'Browser open.'. 
The openEditString: halt gets hit; the buildWith: halt doesn't.

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