[DOCS] Possible areas for eToy enhancement ( Was: RE:
PinkPlane vs Blue Plane )
ned at bike-nomad.com
Thu Feb 13 20:01:24 UTC 2003
On Thursday 13 February 2003 11:29 am, Alan Kay wrote:
> 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.
Right. I understood that.
I was responding to the same misunderstanding (that we should be doing
these things in eToys).
> 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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