[Pharo-users] Code Organization: story boarding

James Ashley james.ashley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 23:27:36 EST 2010

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 3:51 AM, Stéphane Ducasse
<stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
> did you look at Sophie

Looking back, I see that my question was very badly worded and far too concrete.

Let's suppose that I have multiple projects that are big, nasty,
enterprise-level pieces of complexity. What's the Smalltalk "way" of
dealing with them?

I'm inclined to think that I should create multiple images, one for
each instance of "nastiness." But I fear that's just my naive clueless
n00bism rushing in, whining about not having name spaces.

So how do experts deal with this issue?

Thank you,
> Stef
> On Nov 7, 2010, at 3:50 AM, James Ashley wrote:
>> This is a problem I haven't ever been able to even really even been
>> able to contemplate expressing in another language. Yet again, my
>> apologies if this is the wrong forum for such a discussion.
>> I'd like to be able to write a program that allows me to plot out a
>> "story board" for a series of books. The details are pretty nebulous
>> at this point.
>> I'm imagining a series of classes that include things like a TimeLine,
>> Characters, Map, and Scenes. It seems to me that each Scene would need
>> some sort of instance of each Character--his/her outfit, etc.
>> Now, assuming I were some sort of amazingly prolific writer, it seems
>> like I'd wind up with a huge collection of Packages to wander through.
>> Especially if I started trying to mix and match characters. "For this
>> book, I'd like to use Santa Claus *and* the Easter Bunny"...characters
>> I created for earlier books that belonged separate packages, back
>> then. And probably will again, for my next book.
>> I'm actually thinking of a website that allows authors to set up
>> story-boarding scenarios. Which would mean creating class hierarchies
>> like this behind the scenes. Making RDBMS entries works, sort of, but
>> that just doesn't really cut the mustard.
>> What's the idiomatic way to handle something like this? (Yes, it's all
>> theoretical...I'm a lousy fiction writer). Multiple images, importing
>> the bits and pieces that make sense for a given project?
>> Thanks,
>> James

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