[squeak-dev] Re: Minimal Squeak Project

Herbert König herbertkoenig at gmx.net
Sat Feb 13 20:41:53 UTC 2016

Am 13.02.2016 um 19:44 schrieb karl ramberg:
> I use projects all the time. It's very handy to keep all the browsers 
> and stuff open and just switch between projects for the different 
> stuff I'm working on.

Right now I get paid to work in Python but I create all classes, 
instvars and method categories in Squeak and use it as a notebook or to 
test some code snippets. Projects inside projects.

For Squeak work I use projects like Karl. I never thought of them in the 
way Dave points out. Learnt something again.



> Best,
> Karl
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 6:11 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com 
> <mailto:lewis at mail.msen.com>> wrote:
>     On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 07:15:54AM -0800, marcel.taeumel wrote:
>     > Hi Edgar,
>     >
>     > you can launch it via "SqueashProject new enter."
>     >
>     > Best,
>     > Marcel
>     >
>     I know that this is just an early prototype, but whenever it is ready
>     I think that we should consider including it in trunk.
>     Why?
>     I think that Projects are one of the most important and most easily
>     overlooked parts of Squeak. SqueashProject will require only a small
>     addition to the system, but it will make it much easier for new users
>     to understand the concepts behind Projects.
>     Right now I suspect that many people think of Projects as just a way
>     to switch to a legacy MVC interface (that they do not care about
>     anyway),
>     or maybe a way to organize work spaces (which is important). But they
>     are also a fundamental organizing principle in the system.
>     If someone wants to invent a new model of interacting with the system,
>     it is not necessary to convince everyone else to do things your way,
>     or to completely rewrite Morphic. All you need to do is invent a new
>     kind of Project and make it work.
>     That is why I think that having something like SqueashProject can
>     help. It is like a "Hello world!" program for Projects. If someone
>     wants to do something new and different, they would have that
>     example available as a starting point and a working example.
>     Dave

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