[Pharo-users] Using Playgrounds as a notepad

Tudor Girba tudor at tudorgirba.com
Mon Jan 4 01:34:33 EST 2016


Hi,

> On Jan 4, 2016, at 3:21 AM, Andy Burnett <andy.burnett at knowinnovation.com> wrote:
> 
> I often find that I need to do simple manipulations to passages of text, e.g. remove all carriage returns, or extract email addresses etc. 
> 
> Pasting the text into a Playground doesn't work because there is always an apostrophe, or line break or... etc. and the playground complains.
> 
> Is there a way to tell a Playground to just ignore the text, and give me a handle to its contents, so that I can then do something like
> 
> playgroundId contents splitOn:Character space.
> 
> Alternatively, is there another object that would be more appropriate? Playground would be really useful just because it is in the menu, and always available.

The Playground does not yet allow you to do that. But, you can use the Clipboard:

Clipboard clipboardText splitOn:Character space.

Cheers,
Doru

> Cheers
> Andy

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