Fabrik [was: Re: Visual representation...]
bob at bobjectsinc.com
Thu Mar 9 08:50:42 UTC 2000
On your Fabrik Swiki page, you describe a scripting facility for Wireless
"The synergy we're looking for in wireless Fabrik is that people can start
out with a UI builder, and just type little Squeak expressions in a control
This is a fairly accurate description of PARTS scripts in VSE (I've heard
that PARTS was strongly influenced by the original Fabrik). A major
problem with PARTS, IMHO, was that as soon as a developer started using
scripts, it became impossible to accurately find all senders of a selector.
Consequently, it was impossible to determine if a method could safely be
removed, renamed, or changed in protocol. In short, scripts made
refactoring unsafe, and made tools like Smalllint inaccurate.
Do you think this is a well-founded concern for a Fabrik scripting facility?
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