[squeak-dev] Squeak 6.0 alpha-20601 browsing revisions fails because of wrong class of requestor

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:24:40 UTC 2021

Hi Tim,

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 12:30 PM tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:

> On 2021-08-27, at 10:59 AM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the issue here is a lack of documentation, not a lack of tools.
> That may well be true. After all, decent documentation is a tool that
> helps our brains use a facility...
> Although my top-level point was the general whine about hard to discover
> links across abstractions, Pragma is certainly an important case and I'd be
> very happy to talk over making doc for them. As an example of where I find
> them a tad puzzling, the class comment mentions "Because pragmas are
> messages one can browse senders and implementors and perform them." OK,
> yes, if you select the text of a pragma you can do the cmd-m/n just like
> any other text, BUT surely they should appear in the UI lists of choices
> when in a browser.
> eg -
> really ought to include the #preferenc.... selector in choices?

Can you please give extremely specific answers as to what lisy browser
you're using (including the expression that delivered it), what preferences
you have, etc?  Because when I look at this in both Message Names and a
Senders and Implementors list browser (derived from the Message Names) I
see the Please Choose dialog offering me listClassesHierarchically, ==,
ifNil: and preference:category:description:type:.  My preferences here
(searching for 'browse' in preferences) are

Browse branched package versions separately nil
Browse with drag ''n'' drop nil
Browse with pretty-print nil
Browser shows package pane nil
Check for new versions before save nil
List classes hierarchically nil
Multi-window browsers nil
Show class icons nil
Show message icons nil
Smart search nil
Use unified message labels nil
abbreviatedBrowserButtons false
alternativeBrowseIt true
annotationPanes true
balloonHelpInMessageLists false
checkForSlips true
decorateBrowserButtons true
diffsInChangeList true
optionalButtons true
smartUpdating true
syntaxHighlightingAsYouType nil
syntaxHighlightingAsYouTypeAnsiAssignment nil
syntaxHighlightingAsYouTypeLeftArrowAssignment nil
traceMessages true
useServicesInBrowserButtonBar false

> tim
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Useful random insult:- His page was intentionally left blank.

best, Eliot
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