[Pharo-dev] Raw pane on byteStrings

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Thu Feb 23 19:00:25 EST 2017

A couple of random side-thoughts for Pharo 7. Would it be possible...
* to have a "diff" tab, for example to compare two strings side by side,
perhaps highlighting and being able to jump to the differences.
* to somehow reference the parent pane, for example if the current pane
shows a string element from an array, I can grab another string from the
same array to diff against
* coming at it from the other way, perhaps an array [Items] tab could be
multi-selected for elements to diff

* it would be nice if you could right-click on a tab to get a menu item to
open its implementation. Then in this case Stef might jump to the
implementation of the [Raw], change the tab's name, remove the code
skipping middle elements and in a few minutes have a new tab doing what he
* perhaps the tab menu item could be called "Customize" and it
automatically copies and renames the [Raw] tab implementation into the
String class so its ready for editing.

cheers -ben

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 3:19 AM, Andrei Chis <chisvasileandrei at gmail.com>

> Hi Stef,
> Currently that's the default behaviour of the Raw view: it displays for
> collections only the first and the last 21 elements. The Items view however
> always should display all the elements of a collection.
> The main problem with the Raw view in Pharo 5 is the speed. In Pharo 6 now
> the speed of the Raw view is greately improved so we could increase those
> limits. Still for now there should still be some limit for the Raw view.
> Ideally we should add a small widget, something like a paginator, for
> navigating through large and very large collections.
> Cheers,
> Andrei
> On Feb 23, 2017 19:35, "stepharong" <stepharong at free.fr> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm trying to debug citezen generation and I have to compare strings.
>> Now I think that the raw views (in Pharo 50) is not good because we
>> cannot see all the items in raw format.
>> See the attachements. It jumps from 21 to 174 ...
>> and what I want to see is of course in the middle.
>> Is it me or there is something wrong there.
>> Stef
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