[squeak-dev] SoC idea: Squeak code on the Web
K. K. Subramaniam
subbukk at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 16:12:32 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 05 March 2008 5:07:23 pm Janko Mivšek wrote:
> Dear Squeakers,
> I'd like to hear your opinion about proposed Google SoC project
> currently named as:
> Squeak code on the Web
> which goal is to build a web portal of all Squeak code ever written.
> Code should be accessible to search engines like Google Code Search and
> each package/class/method should have nice bookmarkable Url.
Good idea! It can fix quite a few gaps in Squeak's browsers.
Free format string search is tedious in Squeak. Web-based search for strings
in code/doc would be faster.
If you are going to parse and index the source code, a wiki-style interface
would be a better option than a read-only browsing page. A wiki not only
makes submission of patches/corrections easy, but also keeps the discussion
thread along with the change.
BTW, most instance/class methods are small, so they can be included directly
while listing method names. Definitions are easier to understand if closely
related method sources appear in the same page.
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