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

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Thu Feb 13 19:29:30 UTC 2003

That wasn't Andreas' point. See my other recent email about this ...

He was saying that if etoys were extended in many ways, including the 
list below, then there would be a much better start for much of the 
programming that most people want to do.




At 2:24 PM -0500 2/13/03, Brent Vukmer wrote:
>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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