About OmniBrowser code :)
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Tue Dec 7 21:01:10 UTC 2004
I just wanted to say that I was quite impressed by the overall quality
of the OB implementation:
lot of tests, most of the time class comments....(would it be possible
to have some of the non trivial classes
a bit covered too).
keep doing this good job. I cannot comment on the way to describe
browsers but this seems quite powerful.
and certainly a good framework for the next generations of tools that
will certainly follow :)
I have a few questions:
- What is the difference between OB-Standard and OmniBrowser:
I guess that one is the framework and the other is the standard code
- so if I try to understand:
A browser is described by a metaGraph. This metaGraph is described
by node and edges.
A node can be manipulated by actions
which represent what can be done on a specific node. A node will wrap
the code entity.
It is not clear yet to me, how we represent state transition (for
example, how to pass
from "we are editing a method, to the method is compiled so the
browser does not have to
tell us that we will lose your code if we click on a method category
- why OBCodeNode, OBClassVariableNode are totally empty?
- is OB using the systemNotifier mechanism?
- why the OBMetaGraphBuilder does not have any instance methods? I
understand that this is a metagraph Repository
but without methods or state I do not understand.
- what is an OBDefinition? Answer should also go in comments :)
- how can I open an OBHierarchyBrowser?
- I imagine that we really need the notion of environment to be able
to scope the search
senders... in the image, and for example SystemNavigation could use
such search environment
and also for the rbengine. Do you think that OBEnvironmentNode could
be one candidate,
may be the namespace implementation we are doing could serve also that
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