[squeak-dev] Re: [Cuis] Updates: Smart underscores & BouncingAtomsMorph performance

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Wed Aug 19 16:56:22 UTC 2015


I hope you don't mind if I CC squeak-dev.

> On 8/17/2015 6:34 PM, David T. Lewis wrote:
>>> I'm a bit surprised nobody commented on the attach. I'm quite happy
>>> about not having to give up our traditional assignment symbol, and at
>>> the same time, handle and display correctly underscores in names. These
>>> are sometimes useful when dealing with external code and stuff. I won't
>>> deny it, I'm also a bit proud of the idea to make it possible. Looking
>>> at the screenshot, doesn't it make you think "how the hell did he do
>>> it?"
>>> ?
>> Well, that's what *I* was wondering. So how did you do that???
>> :-)
>> Dave
> Well, the first idea was that it given that a StrikeFont can already
> swap glyphs (#useUnderscores, #useLeftArrow), then it is possible to
> build cheap derivative fonts that do that, and TextStyles for them.
> Then, Shout parses code and sets TextEmphasis like italics or colors for
> differenc code elements. I just made it set a TextEmphasis with
> underscores for identifiers.
> It is so simple that I find it surprising that nobody (including me)
> thought about this years ago!
> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich

What a great idea!


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