[squeak-dev] Shout appears to remove underline and strikethrough emphasis

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 20:44:08 UTC 2013

Why not just define a class called MyWorkspace and you'll have a
"workspace tool" that can have multiple "named" workspaces (the
class-side method names) and even let you Compose Methods (call those
workspaces, by name, from other workspaces).  Syntax highlighting is
on by default in said browser.  Did I mention these workspaces can be
verisoned with full SCM capability?  :)

Workspace is not a CodeHolder.

On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 11:05 PM, Jeff Gonis <jeff.gonis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
>> And I will agree to pretend that it was morally justified. Which in this
>> case might actually be so ;-)
>> I use workspaces for all sorts of things unrelated to "coding". But
>> perhaps some creative
>> person could come up with a convenient way to apply syntax highlighting to
>> specific portions
>> of a workspace? It might be nice if I could have a workspace that contains
>> my grocery shopping
>> list and does syntax highlighting on only the portions of the shopping
>> list that I actually
>> intended to be interpreted as Smalltalk expressions. But I would be very
>> annoyed if some of
>> my workspaces started giving syntax errors related to toothpaste, toilet
>> paper, and six-packs
>> of beer.
>> Or perhaps a smart workspace could distinguish the difference between
>> sections of text
>> that were probably intended as Smalltalk, versus text that was more likely
>> intended as
>> a shopping list?
>> Dave
> It seems to me like Squeak just needs some different tools.  A workspace
> strikes me as specifically related to code.  I mean the right click menu
> mentions inspecting, debugging, printing, etc. All things that have as
> little relevance to your grocery list as syntax highlighting would.
> If you need a quick grocery list, why don't we knock up a "Todo" list app,
> throw it on Squeakmap, and have install a menu entry when you load it.
> We could grab Cuis' text editor project, and throw it up on Squeakmap, and
> now people who wanted to write up a quick message or blog post wouldn't have
> to abuse what is clearly a code tool.
> Rather than trying to overload what a workspace recognizes as text or code,
> we could just add tools more suited to the work you want while making the
> workspace more suited to the job it was designed for. Coding.
> Note that my tone is somewhat provocative here, deliberately so, but hey you
> guys started it, what with your drone strikes and all!

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