[Pharo-dev] TxText model

Thierry Goubier thierry.goubier at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 07:28:22 EDT 2016


2016-04-04 13:18 GMT+02:00 Stephan Eggermont <stephan at stack.nl>:

> On 04-04-16 11:58, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>
>> Apart from being 'cool to have', full-fledged word processing is not a
>> thing, that you dealing with on a daily basis in environment, like Pharo.
>>
> I'm sure that is the case for you. I wonder if that is the case for many
> Pharo users.
> AFAIK there are a lot of pillar users.
>

If it is for Pillar, then you don't really need a full-fledged, paper
oriented layout engine. A web-like layout environment is probably enough,
and much less costly to build.


> For me the problem with the TxText model is that it blocks the possibility
> of doing
> that later, if and when there is enough development capacity to invest in
> this.


There is enough technology in the Pharo universe to do it (or at least
something approaching). Sometimes, what you need is the ideas / the
rationale from a project to do it. And I do believe TxText has some of it,
even if you consider that TxText can't be extended to do it (and I'll
consider that you are right on this).

Now, it's on nobody's roadmap, so it may take a while to emerge (if it does
at all).

Thierry
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