[self-interest] documentation!

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Sat Jul 23 05:28:30 UTC 2016

I first used Squeak 1.x and the system browse was enough for me to discover the system. Modern Pharo scares me though. The tools haven't scaled.

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> On 23 Jul 2016, at 2:06 PM, 'Jason Grossman' spam-me at xeny.net [self-interest] <self-interest at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> Yes, excellent.
> And then there's also stuff that's even more high level than that.
> For example, when I look through the object systems of Pharo or even the 
> relatively small Io, I find a mixture of things that are intended for 
> widespread use and things that are intended for niche uses, for lots of 
> reasons (e.g. they're experimental, or they're optimised for only 
> certain cases, or they're badly optimised but get correct results in 
> corner cases, or they can talk to other obsolete systems, or ...).  This 
> can be shown in the internal documentation of the objects and sometime 
> is (not always - grrr), but that's not where it's most useful, is it? I 
> want to know before I start exploring which objects I should consider 
> first.
> On 23 Jul 2016, at 14:01, David Ungar ungar at me.com [self-interest] 
> wrote:
> > Sure, no argument there. Someone had written about parameter type 
> > comments. Self objects and slots can have comments in their 
> > annotations. Easy enough to write some reflective code to compile it, 
> > search it, etc.
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