[Pharo-project] RFC: PluggableTextMorphWithLimits

Benjamin benjamin.vanryseghem.pharo at gmail.com
Wed May 4 14:41:58 CEST 2011


Yes, sadly you're right ...

The global idea is to have metrics ran on the fly, with a visible impact.

Because I'm not a metric expert at all, calculating the number of characters is a bit (too) simplistic, but if programers play the game, it could be useful I think :)


Thank you for your feedback

Ben


On May 4, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Nicolas Cellier wrote:

> 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 :)
>> 
>> 
>> 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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