Image Search (was Re: [squeak-dev] [Meta] Boolean#asBit discussion.
What just happened here?)
ron.spengler at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 18:40:13 UTC 2009
What about a fast search box on the right hand side of the menubar:)
Something that kept an index for snappiness a la Spotlight on the Mac.
I think ideally you would type in arbitrary text, and if you type a
class name you'd get that as the top hit, if you type a #selector:
then you might get a list of classes that implement it, etc. But
here's an even more radical idea: What if you could just type in a few
interesting keywords and get back hits in the class comments too?
There's a lot of "stuff" in a Squeak image. We might break a little
ground if we thought about finding stuff in the image in terms of
On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM, K. K. Subramaniam <subbukk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sunday 06 December 2009 03:11:31 am Jerome Peace wrote:
>> > Why is that so?
>> Protocol? basic vocabulary? A method name does set an expectation and
>> build up a working vocabulary over time. My early frustrations with
>> :-( were with statements like:
>> Morph new name
>> SmalltalkImage explain
>> PolygonMorph new edit
>> asBit breaks the protocol of using asInteger to map an object to a number,
>> it is not discoverable manually through Message Finder or automatically
>> Method Finder.
>> > Does anything need to be done about it?
>> > What would help reduce the confusion/ignorance?
>> Yes. Message name finder could support wildcard searches (e.g. "open",
>> "*with*"). It could present results sorted by relevance (say, number of
>> senders + number of implementors) to encourage vocabulary.
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