[Pharo-project] RFC: PluggableTextMorphWithLimits

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Wed May 4 14:07:35 CEST 2011


I think the idea is interesting.
However, this is to be confirmed by further experiments.

Humans are very good at adapting their strategy, and one adaptation
could be to shrink names like this:
    | aa |
    aa := ...
instead of
    | allAnscestors |
    allAncestors := ...
Definitely not the original goal...

Nicolas


2011/5/4 Benjamin <benjamin.vanryseghem.pharo at gmail.com>:
> In fact, I ant to know if the limit is negative or not because if it's, so it just act like a classic PluggableTextMorph ( if the same text morph is used to display source code and comments, you do not want to restrict comment size ).
>
> But I could use a boolean instead, it was just a first release to know if the concept is cool enough to be used :)
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>
> Thanks for your feedback :)
>
>
> Ben
>
> On May 4, 2011, at 1:05 PM, Fernando Olivero wrote:
>
>> Hi Ben, its a cool idea. To use this physiological "stress factor" to
>> force developers to stop coding really long method.
>>
>> I looked at the class, i only disliked the statement
>>
>> self warningLimit negative ifTrue:[ ^ self basicColor].
>>
>> you could do :
>> warningLimit: aNumber
>>   warningLimit := aNumber max: 0.
>>
>> Fernando
>>
>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Benjamin
>> <benjamin.vanryseghem.pharo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Smalltalkers,
>>>
>>> I'm currently working on new code editing tools, and I've implemented a new subclass of PluggableTextMorph named PluggableTextMorphWithLimits , with a code oriented feature:
>>>
>>> You have a warningLimit ( 350 by default ) and an alertLimit ( 2* warningLimit by default ), and the number of characters of the text displayed is counted ( without space, tabs, cr etc).
>>>
>>> If you are below the warning limit, the background is white ( or the default color ), if you are between warningLimit and alertLimit, the background turn more and more yellow, and if you are above the alertLimit, the background turn orange :)
>>>
>>> After using it for ten minutes, you start shivering when the background turn yellow ;)
>>>
>>>        Gofer new
>>>                squeaksource: 'Nautilus';
>>>                package: 'PluggableTextMorphWithLimits';
>>>                load.
>>>
>>> You can test it by evaluating:
>>>
>>> PluggableTextMorphWithLimits example.
>>>
>>> I think it will be used by Nautilus, but maybe more code editing tools should used it.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance for your feedback :)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Ben
>>>
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