[Pharo-users] Using Playgrounds as a notepad

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Mon Jan 4 05:51:46 EST 2016


> On 04 Jan 2016, at 07:34, Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.

I do this a lot: using #clipboardText is a way to get to a copied string without any problems.

You can also do a Print It on 'Clipboard clipboardText asString' which will render the string using the Pharo quoting conventions.

> Cheers,
> Doru
> 
>> Cheers
>> Andy
> 
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