[Pharo-project] about the transcript: Model vs Morph

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed Apr 27 19:28:34 CEST 2011

Hi fernando,

it should work the same way as the old transcript to be accepted.
So give a try if you can. I cannot. :)
And note that I have no problem to throw away my threadsafe transcript but for a better one. :)


On Apr 27, 2011, at 12:49 PM, Fernando Olivero wrote:

> Hi, I wanted to better understand the issues raised agains the (new) Transcript.
> Many people are arguing against the current Morph widget displaying
> the Transcript, complaining that it is read only. The fix is simple,
> provide a new implementation of TranscriptMorph , which provides cut &
> paste, scrolling , and the other functionality previously there.
> This is the announcement on the benefits of the new transcript made by Juan.
> New Transcript
>  Fast (Calls return quickly)
>  Fast (Updates are immediate)
>  Thread safe
>  Can log to file in addition to Display
>  Display output is optional (for headless images)
>  Can work on a bare bones image (Doesn't need UI, dependency, events,
> processes)
>  Optional morphic window for seamless integration in Morphic
>  UI framework agnostic. Can be used to debug Morphic, even with the
> morphic window open, without crashing the image!
>  No longer a text editor. Display is read only.
> So according to the mails in the list, Pharo disagrees on the last
> issue, but this means only improving the TranscriptMorph.
> I dont have time to work on it, but will next week.
> Are people actually complaining against the (new) Transcript model? or
> just the TranscriptMorph missing features ?
> I recall Igor, wanting the Transcript to be polymorphic with the
> protocol of a WriteStream. Which is already there.
> Thanks,
> Fernando

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