Editing class method sources in single place
ssastre at seaswork.com
Thu Jan 31 02:57:08 UTC 2008
> Everything you say is true and objective, except perhaps
> "complication" and "poor attempt". Why doesn't everyone just
> mouse + keyboard + search around using separate
> general-purpose browser windows for all tasks? Why do people
> like hierarchy browsers for some purposes? Or senders and
> receivers? Or chasing variations of these? Or the refactoring browser?
> If I consider an open browser, or collection of browsers, as
> a working context for the task I am focused on this moment (a
> reasonable approach to usability); then, if I consider
> - what I want to accomplish in that task,
> - what things I want to see and do,
> - what other things I have to see and do (including
> selection clicks, menu actions, moving between windows,
> number of repeated panels with similar or identical lists of
> categories, classes, protocols, methods, action buttons...),
> I see several scenarios where the general purpose tool of
> multiple browsers can be improved.
> All from a newbies perspective ... but sometimes both newbies
> and ThoseInTheKnow bring useful old as well as fresh views of things.
> Thanks - Sophie
Hi sophie, did you see Dolphin Smalltalk? It has what they call the *idea
space* which group all the ST tools in one system window. It sound nice at
first, at least to me was attractive but I quickly gravitate again on having
my N system browsers and never used the idea space again.
I think that for experienced users there is information on the way they
accommodate the windows in the screen area. Sometimes you make a little
portion of the transcript to be seen very low under N other windows just to
monitor if something has moved without loosing much really useful area. N
details like that can be observed in users.
It's a little like trying to find a way to organize the way we use the
objects on the desk (the phisical one). I'm more and more minimalistic on
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