Code Shopping Support in Squeak
karl.ramberg at chello.se
Fri Mar 9 06:20:08 UTC 2001
Dan Shafer wrote:
> Back when Parc Place was a new company, I interviewed Adele Goldberg for a
> profile. I remember asking her what the programming process in Smalltalk felt
> like. She paused for a few moments and then said something like, "I spend a
> significant part of my programming time doing code-shopping, looking for
> existing methods that do a particular thing I need to do." When I asked how she
> did that, she gave me a couple of tips about searching for methods, then said,
> "Most of the time, I open my door and yell down the hallway, 'Hey! Anybody got
> a method that does this?'"
> I am at least vaguely aware that Squeak has implemented some coolness that
> allows us to find methods a tad more effectively than in the past. It would be
> a great boon to the community if someone would point them out. I'd be happy to
> return the favor by following up and writing something on the topic for the Swiki.
Did you look at the MethodFinder (also called SelectorFinder ?)
Most easy accessed trough the World menu/Open.../MethodFinder
It also have have some class examples.
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