Towards a better IDE in Squeak
herbertkoenig at gmx.net
Sun Feb 18 20:21:09 UTC 2007
DR> Especially, I want to experiment with different metaphors to browse and
DR> navigate source code, with new metaphors to present static (i.e.,
I' very much interested.
DR> for an IDE, hence I need subjects performing some experiments in these
DR> future IDEs and I also need data about how you use your IDE (e.g., how
DR> you browse source code, how and where you write source code, with which
I'm willing to have some tool watch me coding (maybe it will even
laugh at times). I'd have to look at the records before I send them
to have my customers trust that I don't give away their secrets.
I'm not a programmer but an engineer (kinda MSEE) and I'd like to have
a tool that gives me a grasp on an algorithm.
Browsers are bad in this, source files also. The best thing I have now
is Chris Mullers TracingMessagesBrowser but it's too cumbersome to
fill the list and to remove from the list if I add implementors of a
message with a name everybody uses.
So maybe use MessageTally>>spyOn: to fill a TracingMessagesBrowser.
That with an easy to prune autoFilled list of classes whose methods
I'm interested in.
And combine that with *initialized* objects, sampleInstance is no help
as it doesn't present Objects in use. That's (now that I think of it)
the thing that might have brought me away from Trygve's BabySRE.
Things must be quick for I often find myself closing the windows I
just opened to give me a certain view, just because I find out I need
a different view.
Thanks for bringing up the subject, so I could examine my own style of
Good Luck with your thesis!
Herbert mailto:herbertkoenig at gmx.net
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