[DOCS] Possible areas for eToy enhancement ( Was: RE: Pink Plane vs Blue Plane )

Brent Vukmer bvukmer at blackboard.com
Thu Feb 13 19:24:30 UTC 2003

This was added to the Swiki as http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3010 .   Reviewers are welcome!

-----Original Message-----
From: Ned Konz [mailto:ned at bike-nomad.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 9:14 PM
To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
Subject: Re: Pink Plane vs Blue Plane

I don't think that (currently) eToys has a 
rich enough vocabulary or model to make the kinds of apps that most 
people want to make. Some of its limitations:

* no parameters to scripts
* events are not extensible
* collections are limited to Morphic containers of other Morphs, and 
the cursor is shared (I think)
* extending vocabularies requires adding more methods in Player
* no way to get the name of a newly-instantiated object to send it 
* "standard" widgets don't have enough eToy support (try making a list 
of anything in a ListMorph)

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