Traits in use (was Re: Re: Squeak and Namespaces)
philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 20:16:35 UTC 2006
2006/12/1, Lukas Renggli <renggli at gmail.com>:
> > I've not tried to use them but I did trip over them when working on
> > cleaning up the compiled method source pointer mess (which I still
> > haven't finished, rats). The problem is that the tool support appears
> > to be missing, which is a real pain. For example, I edit a trait-
> > method in one place that it is incorporated (imported? linked?
> > whatever) and there is nothing that tells me it is a trait, or asks
> > me if I want to make my change a local version or a global one or
> > anything at all.
> OmniBrowser has a small extension in 3.9 that shows imported methods
> in italic, redefined and locally defined ones with normal fonts. This
> helps a little bit, but I agree it does not help more than for toy
> examples: very soon you end up not understanding anymore what is going
> I wonder if the virtual method-categories of Damien Cassou would help
> here? In the traits model all the info is there, it just needs to be
> displayed in the browser nicely. Should be a matter of minutes to
> define those method-categories (requires, supplies, overrides) to get
> a useable trait browser, no?
> And to answer the initial question: no, unfortunately not.
For the n-th time:
TraitsOmniBrowser (not the one in the image): that's what virtual
categories come from in the first place anyway.
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