[squeak-dev] Changes to Browser building/opening

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Sat Oct 21 19:11:15 UTC 2017

> On 21-10-2017, at 12:05 PM, Kjell Godo <squeaklist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 21:05 Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 8:04 AM, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
> And whilst having pragmas to mark menu related methods is a neat idea it would be a whole lot better if only you could sensibly find the damned things with implementors-of etc.
> I don't have access to either Squeak nor Pharo image to confirm, but in Pharo I vaguely remember that pragmas (a bit non-intuitively) are found via senders-of. 
> Maybe Squeak is similar??

It is, and I found it accidentally via random flailing (I need to write a book on Programming by Random Flailing. It’s evidently what most of the commercial software world does) and whilst it is just fine as a quick and dirty approach it really isn’t what a helpful IDE should do. After all the typical related code is listing the selector in a way that has always meant a message being sent by this code and find it by listing implementors. We can do better.
> in Pharo the Finder Window has a drop down menu for finding Pragmas

That sounds like a decent start. It’s like Traits and now Environments; good ideas screwed up by being incomplete and untooled.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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