[self-interest] A question about method slots
ungar at me.com
Sun Mar 9 20:23:29 UTC 2014
Is this the right link? Was hoping for a drawing of the idea.
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> On Mar 9, 2014, at 1:18 PM, "Jecel Assumpcao Jr." <jecel at merlintec.com> wrote:
> David Ungar wrote:
> > Methods are immutable, BTW. When you edit one in the debugger
> > it does a "become".
> Indeed. Which is why an interesting alternative to the red and green
> buttons in the method editor for the outliners would be to pop up a
> dedicated editor hovering just above the original method. You could make
> some changes and then either just throw it away (the equivalent of the
> red button) or you could drop it down on the outliner below, were it
> would atomically become the new version of the method (like pressing the
> green button).
> This might seem a little awkward, but would visually more closely
> present the story we want to tell. With the red and green buttons you
> see a method in the outliner which doesn't correspond to what will run
> if you send the message to it right now. But I had already made this
> suggestion in 1995:
> -- Jecel
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