[squeak-dev] Alternatives to inform:

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Tue Mar 4 20:46:42 UTC 2008

My goal is to have a version of squeak (let's call it sapphire) that  
does not pop up windows all the time anywhere (especially annoying if  
we want to have a
server or headless system).
So I plan to have a look at all the inform: and other in the packages  
of sapphire and I would like to have a way to
provide feedback via an UI elements or not. I thought that I should  
look at toothpick.


On Mar 4, 2008, at 3:07 AM, Colin Putney wrote:

> On 3-Mar-08, at 1:59 AM, stephane ducasse wrote:
>> I would like to avoid to use inform: loading or other actions.
>> Is there anybody that worked on such an alternative?
>> I was thinking that may be something like toothpick or a logger  
>> could be the
>> way to go but I would like to hear about alternatives before going  
>> in that direction.
> What are you trying to accomplish?
> I've found that Notifications are good ways of handling user  
> interaction from low-level code. The default action can do the  
> conventional thing - open a FillInTheBlank or whatever - but higher  
> level code can intercept them, do something special, and resume with  
> a "user-supplied"  value.
> Also... what's a toothpick?
> Colin

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