How does a newbie get past the feeling thay he is trying to
understand an elephant whilst looking through a keyhole?
stephen.l.davies at gmail.com
Tue May 2 18:32:31 UTC 2006
On 02/05/06, Chris Muller <chris at funkyobjects.org> wrote:
> When you browse Squeak code, one of the browsers you will invariably use VERY frequently is a Methods browser. This browser appears whenever you browse "senders" or "implementors" of a method, or references to a class or variable, among other things. It is a two-paned browser, methods list in the upper-pane, code in the lower-pane.
> So just keep exploring code normally, the next time you use senders or implementors (something any Smalltalker does about 1000 times per day) you will see the Tracing Messages Browser.
> These browsers look the same initially, but by having the "traceMessages" preference set, they take on enhanced behavior as you "trace" method calls. The SqueakMap entry describes it well:
Ah - got it. Thanks for the explanation.
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