[Pharo-project] Customizing the Caret of a PluggableTextMorph

Benjamin benjamin.vanryseghem.pharo at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 16:50:28 EDT 2012

Indeed it was :)

Alain Plantec did a great job about that :)

On Jul 16, 2012, at 10:27 PM, phil at highoctane.be wrote:

> I am also spending a hell of a lot of time on Text, Paragraph, Styler and other things like that (TextAttribute and subclasses).
> Very complicated indeed. It was worse before I have been told.
> Phil
> 2012/7/16 Sean P. DeNigris <sean at clipperadams.com>
> For VimPharo, I want to have a different cursor depending on whether a tool
> is in insert or normal mode.
> I tried a handful of ways, but they all failed or worked
> partially/inconsistently. Here's some of them:
> * add the state to the paragraph, but the entire paragraph gets replaced
> during the life of the tool, so the state gets lost
> * add the state to the editor, but the situation is the same
> * add the state to PluggableTextMorph, override and access it from
> TextMorphForEditView>>updateFromParagraph. This was an extreme PITA and got
> me very acquainted with the emergency evaluator. It "worked", but only after
> using the arrows a bit.
> Does anyone have any idea where I might hook in?
> <rant>I find the whole text system very confusing. What the heck does a
> paragraph know about insertion points?? A view has one paragraph object,
> even if there are several paragraphs (as understood by the rest of humanity
> as a block of text with breaks between the adjoining ones. Editors and
> Paragraphs are thrown out and replaced on a whim. I'm finding it very hard
> to understand and modify</rant>
> Thanks,
> Sean
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