Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:53:52 -0500
I replied to this over on squeak-dev. When a discussion here on the SqF list moves away from Guides/community/release-related topics to general Squeak technical discussion (or other topics), it's probably good to move it over to squeak-dev.
Andreas Raab wrote:
> Methinks that perhaps the real problem is the automatic selection of
> '--all--' in the browser. If this weren't there, the mechanism would be
> rather obvious - you select the class you edit the class. You select a
> method category you edit a method. This is already true *except* for the
> '--all--' category which attempts to edit the class definition when it
> is selected.
> - Andreas
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> > Behalf Of Doug Way
> > Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 8:54 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [Squeakfoundation]defineClass fix!
> > Ian Piumarta wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 16 Dec 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >
> > > > Aha, ok - the idea is that it gives you a proper "inform"
> > instad of
> > > > "Nothing more expected ->" if you start entering a method
> > without first
> > > > selecting a method category. If I understood it correctly.
> > >
> > > Didn't this used to (way back yonder) create a new protocol
> > (or add to an
> > > existing protocol) called "as yet unclassified" for methods
> > entered while
> > > "--all--" is selected? What happened to that? (Or did I
> > simply dream
> > > that this was the case, in some kind of "perverse hacker
> > nightmare"?)
> > This was changed awhile ago so that you could see the class
> > template and the class' list of methods at the same time,
> > when selecting a class in the browser.
> > See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/squeak/message/52761 for
> > more background.
> > I could go either way with either using Goran's fix, or just
> > backing out Torge's enhancement. Goran said he'd vote to
> > back out the enhancement, so maybe we should just do that.
> > To me, the situation before Torge's enhancement wasn't all
> > that bad... if I see the class template in the browser text
> > pane, I know that I won't be able to accept a method there.
> > Maybe post-3.4, we could make things more newbie-friendly by
> > adding "define class" and "add method" menu items in the
> > appropriate browser menus, which would somehow steer people
> > in the right direction (while still preserving the existing
> > ways of defining classes & adding methods, of course).
> > - Doug
> > _______________________________________________
> > Squeakfoundation mailing list
> > Squeakfoundation@lists.squeakfoundation.org
> > http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/listinfo/squeakfoundation
> Squeakfoundation mailing list