[Squeakland] Where can I find a description of make siblings

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Mon Dec 27 08:25:37 PST 2004

Hi Folks --

Actually, this is all being thought through once again as we try to design 
and build the "Omniuser Authoring System" of which the next version of the 
kids' etoys system should be a subset.

I think that copy actions are too cavalier on the one hand, and classes are 
too top down and rigid on the other. We need something in between these two 
extremes. E.g. I would like to be able to "promote" an example player to 
being a "source" for instances. I think this will call for several UI 
changes, including ways to mark and find the "sources".




At 06:34 AM 12/26/2004, stéphane ducasse wrote:
>Hi scott
>I digested quite well your explanation (in fact this was what I thought).
>I was always thinking that halo actions would not contain copy *and* make 
>a sibling.
>>The change made in 3.8 is that once an object has been *scripted*, the 
>>halo handle seen at the top-right of its halo will now be an olive 
>>colored handle whose operation makes a sibling-instance rather than a 
>and in addition this is what confused me. I was looking anymore at halo 
>actions since I thought that I would get all the time the make-sibling 
>(and not copy).  What pierre-andre was suggesting was to have make-sibling 
>per default and with with plus green halo copy. this
>way you do not have to go into the halo menu mess.
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