[squeak-dev] Browser whitewash
eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 18:18:46 UTC 2010
On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:59 AM, Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 9/6/10, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > while all these cool new browsers are great I get on well with the
> > standard browser and my multi-window hack around it.
> What do you mean by multi-window hack, Eliot?
In trunk go to preferences browsing and enable Multi-window browsers, then
open a Browser. Use e.g. find class to ... find a class. Then use find
class to ... find another class; voila the window label says 2. SecondClass.
If you mouse in that label with the left/red button you'll find its a
drop-down menu which selects between different browsers that now share the
same screen real-estate. I depend on this; its a cheap tabbed browser
implementation and at least for me I like its light-weight - IMO tabs steal
too much screen real estate. The scheme marks changed browsers as red
entries in the multi-window menu and won't discard edits in any of the other
browsers on close without confirmation, etc.
> But the multi-window
> > hack shows up one major weakness with the default Browser, and that is
> > use of list indices (systemCategoryListIndex classListIndex
> > messageCategoryListIndex messageListIndex). These should just be
> > systemCategoryName, className, messageProtocol (categories are in
> > System-Organization; classes have protocols) messageSelector. If this
> > happened the indices the browser has into the system would never become
> > obsolete as does happen for example when one adds a class to a category,
> > invalidating any classListIndex values into the same category,
> > or systemCategoryListIndexes as happens often when the SystemOrganization
> > changes on loading a package. So if anyone is looking for a small useful
> > project, someone who probably has RB chops, how about reimplementing
> > so that it is essentially unchanged except for the indexes being ripped
> > buried and stomped on?
> > If someone did this I'd get round to using menu pragmas throughout and
> > integrating the RB into the base Browser.
> > cheers
> > Eliot
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