< button in Lexicon (was: Re: Finding original change sets in the Version Browser)

Scott Wallace scott.wallace at squeakland.org
Wed Jan 28 11:24:11 UTC 2004

Hi, Mike,

Hitting the < button instructs the Lexicon to show the method it was 
showing just before it switched to the method that it is currently 

Given this definition, hitting < twice in succession will take you 
from method A to method B and then back to method A -- precisely the 
phenomenon you cite.

But I agree that it's not unreasonable to expect that this button 
might behave more like a "Previous" button in a web browser, so that 
successive pressings of < would result in a reverse traversal of the 
sequence of methods that had been viewed.

Perhaps someone will take an interest in pursuing such a feature...


  -- Scott

At 8:24 AM +0000 1/28/04, Michael Roberts wrote:

>* I thought the back button of the protocol browser, via Lexicon, 
>was acting a bit strangely - btw is it supposed to cycle backwards 
>or just change the direction of going forwards?  The forwards button 
>keeps on cycling forwards but the back button just toggles between 
>the current and last selector.  Depending on when you then press 
>forwards, you can then change the direction of travel?  I would 
>prefer it to cycle backwards...
>Would you mind just commenting on Lexicon, Scott, as I think you 
>wrote it and I'm sure I'm expecting it to do something different 
>when I press back.

More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list