[squeak-dev] Crazy idea for a programming editor in Squeak *for C*

Tm Jhnsn digit at sonic.net
Mon Mar 19 18:45:57 UTC 2018

Hi Tim,

I would love to see this for C and/or Python.  I too think it would  
be possible and cool.

Maybe a new SHTextStyler subclass or two could come into play.  And  
Subprocess, down the line.

Erm, just had a flashback to what I know of the Smalltalk history of  
the Eclipse IDE.  ;)


On Mar 19, 2018, at 10:42 AM, tim Rowledge wrote:

> So thinking about things related to Subbu's questions it suddenly  
> came to me that we might be able to make a much nicer C editor than  
> most seem to be.
> Caution - I use TextWrangler on my iMac when I have to mess with C.  
> This may well bias my opinion.
> Seems to me that most so called IDEs that let you handle C code are  
> pretty pathetic. You load a file and scroll up and down it. If  
> you're lucky it scans the file and makes sort of bookmark of  
> function locations etc. You might get a half decent comparison tool  
> to compare different versions.
> Now, we have a useful but in need of improvement tool for reading  
> source code files without actually loading them in the  
> FileContentsBrowser. A variant of that could read C source, split  
> it up, parse the bits and bobs and maybe provide a decent  
> structured view of the code.
> Yes, I remember ObjectWorks C++ and the debacle of C++ programmers  
> not wanting anything more advanced than vi.
> There's also a possible value for this in the Python world where  
> they at least pretend to have a clue about objects.
> tim
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know  
> what you are talking about.

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