squeak-dev friendly for newcomer

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Sat Jan 19 11:20:07 UTC 2008

On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:01:58 +0100, Damien Cassou wrote:

> On Jan 19, 2008 11:51 AM, Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire at ofset.org> wrote:
>> Squeak-dev is very friendly for newcomer to Squeak. I use it to invite
>> people to join on DrGeoII development.
>> One think could make it even more user friendly: turning on the "_
>> conversion to :=" preference by default.
>> Of course for Squeak experts who prefer using _ , changing back the
>> preference will be easy, far more easier than it will be for newbie.
> This preference does not change the way the method is saved, only the
> way it is displayed. I think it can be interesting to turn this on.
> What do other think?

My CHF 0.05: what you get is what you see! Either *guarantee* to display  
the back-arrow glyph for _ or automagically transcribe _ to *display* the  
:= since _ alone is not cool at all 8-)

And automatic transcription is like a keyboard shortcut, a concept which  
we all are used to.


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