Andrew C. Greenberg
werdna at mucow.com
Sat Dec 23 17:54:32 UTC 2000
At 8:45 PM -0500 12/22/00, Peter Schuller wrote:
>I realize I have just been asking questions since I joined this group.
>Hopefully I will eventually be knowledgeable enough to constribute in the
>form of *answering* some. But for now, I have yet another question:
>Is there a tutorial/overview/howto for Morphic that covers more than the
>extreme basics? I don't have a problem understanding the basics concepts,
>but I am still suffering from being "lost" in the API. Probably because I'm
>mostly coming from a Swing/Qt background and things are obviously done
>quit differently in Morphic.
You might find useful the Morphic chapters in the upcoming "Squeak:
Applications and Community/Taking Another Path," at
However, the single best source of information is the source code
itself. Read, in particular, the code for Class Morph. Then, simply
pick a Morph with behavior in which you are interested, run a
hierarchy browser on it, and desconstruct it until you "get" it.
This exercise will be far more current and up to date than any
documentation (even the unpublished Squeakbooks).
To get clearer on how it does what it does, I suggest opening up a
Morphic project, and messing around with its menus, messing around in
an explorer, and the like. Nothing will give you a more intuitive
feel for what is going on.
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