[squeak-dev] variable assignments button

Jakob Reschke forums.jakob at resfarm.de
Mon Jan 20 17:42:58 UTC 2020


One can invoke this also with Cmd-a on the class, or somewhere in its
pop-up menu.

A button for it could be nice on touch screens though. There is no button
space for all our favorite features though.

Ralph, could you send a screenshot of your solution for a quick impression,

Kings regards,

Ralph Boland <rpboland at gmail.com> schrieb am Mo., 20. Jan. 2020, 18:35:

> In the Browsers there is a line of buttons:  "browse", "senders" etc.
> One of the buttons is  "vars"  which when pressed brings up a GUI that
> allows you to select a variable and then a list of all methods using
> that variable
> is brought up from which you can select a method to inspect.
> Sometimes I only want to view the subset of the methods in which the
> variable is assigned.
> I have implemented this feature (new button to the right of "vars"
> labeled  ":=")
> and find it to be very useful.
> I am wondering if this feature can be added to the next version of Squeak.
> I can send my code changes if someone is willing to do this but the changes
> required are small so my help may not be needed.
> If some do not like this feature (it's great really!) then perhaps it
> could be turned
> on or off depending on a Preferences setting.
> If this feature happens to be in  5.3 then my apologies for wasting
> peoples time.
> Ralph Boland
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