[squeak-dev] self error: 'comment only'

K K Subbu kksubbu.ml at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 04:57:22 UTC 2020

On 23/03/20 12:20 PM, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
> Hi all,
> since Tim raised the subject, let's return to caesar 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literate_programming
> Otherwise, what Subbu said makes a lot of sense for me.

Thank you for your supportive words.

LP was a great idea for creating books or articles describing code in 
languages like Pascal or C, but it doesn't fit our needs. Times have 
changed. Squeak code graph is huge, live and 3D [1]. A static linear 
rendering will be woefully inadequate.

[1] Craig Latta's Nexus demo https://youtu.be/xCwidGFkn4Q

I expect a modern guide to be like the guided tours in science expos or 
film studios - live, direct, concrete and interactive. It should be 
built with the same materials and operated by the same tools (staff) as 
the rest of the system.

As Timothy and Tim have pointed out, we already have most of the low 
level support (doclets, hypertext, help topics) in place. We need a high 
level perspective and design to get them to work together to create a 
seamless experience.

Regards .. Subbu

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