documentation requests?

Vincent Coetzee vincent.coetzee at
Wed Jun 20 07:00:03 UTC 2001

On Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 05:02 , Dan Ingalls wrote:

> Hi, Lex -
>> Some students in the Georgia Tech OO class are thinking of 
>> investigating
>> and documenting parts of Squeak in order to get extra credit.  Here's
>> your chance: what would you most like someone to dig into and then 
>> write
>> up?  Alternatively, if you've written some fantastic Squeak system, how
>> would you like to have someone else do the documentation?
>> I suggested they might look into the new morphic layout mechanism, 
>> which
>> to my knowledge hasn't been documented anywhere.

I have recently been doing some work around using Squeak to produce 
native Cocoa apps on Mac OS X. Documentation regarding the mechanism 
used to channel OS events into Squeak and how the event handling is 
performed in Squeak might be very useful. Is this covered in one of the 
Smalltalk books, or does Squeak use significantly different mechanisms 
for handling this ?

> Actually, Andreas put a pretty good summary in a project on Bob's super
> swiki, back around Feb, methinks.  Can't get to it right now to give you
> the link.  But it would certainly be nice to get this into the image.  
> Also
> a guide to morphic event handling.
>> What else might be
>> useful?
>> Reply here, or post it yourself to:
>> The only constraint is that it must be something a student would have a
>> chance of doing....
> This might be too broad a request, but I think it's time for a concerted
> pass over the class comments to get at least a few useful sentences 
> about
> what each class does and how it works with others.
> Then a simple addition with a lot of leverage would be to add a 
> 'find...'
> command to the browser that would search class comments for matching 
> text,
> just as the current one searches for matching names.
> This would have allowed Benoit St-Jean to find PopUpChoiceMorph when he 
> was
> looking for menu bar tools this morning.
>      - Dan
> --

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