[Newbies] How can I create a scripting tile in Etoys/Squeak

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Tue Feb 15 03:54:55 UTC 2011

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:41 PM, K. K. Subramaniam <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Monday 14 Feb 2011 4:49:33 pm Steve Thomas wrote:
> > In the class additionsToViewerCategoryFraction I added a "slot" using:
> >
> > (slot st1 'The quantity of Steve parts' Number readWrite Player
> > getMajorTicks Player setMajorTicks:)
> >
> >
> > The part I was missing was I had to to Etoys-Scripting Player the
> > getMajorTicks and
> > setMajorTicks Methods.
> >
> > I also found I can use command instead of slot.
> slot refers to property values and you need getter methods (for ReadOnly)
> and
> getter/setter for ReadWrite property. command refers to actions. In your
> methods, you can access the morph involved in the player using:
>    self costume renderedMorph
> The tricky part is that you have to choose unique names for slots,
> commands,
> getters and setters. This is because Player uses a flat name space for all
> slot/command names and methods. This may look simple, but you could have
> packages loaded from outside that could introduce name clashes.
So do all names have to be unique or the category/name combination?

BTW, I mistook you for another Steve in my earlier reply. Sorry.
There's another?!? ;)

> Subbu

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