[Pharo-dev] IDE Nice idea

Benjamin Benjamin.VanRyseghem.Pharo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 09:43:00 EDT 2013


On Oct 2, 2013, at 3:33 PM, Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de> wrote:

>>> In Eclipse or other IDE (Netbeans, IntelliJ, ...), in order to being
>>> productive, we have to use hotkeys to find a given class or a given
>>> method because the browsing by tree is painful in an every day work.
>> 
>> This is exactly my issue with Nautilus today. The list of packages is so 
>> long in the pane that you can only work by hotkeys.
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> Yes - but this could have an easy solution: back in the "good old pharo days" (TM)
> we had a nautilus with a filter above the category pane.
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> One could easily enter the beginning of the name and the category pane, the
> contents was condensed which saves a lot of scrolling. This is especially helpfull when you 
> work on a single project (what you normally do).

Did you try "Groups" for that ? :)

Ben


> I would REALLY like to have this feature back. Especially since we
> had it in the past and tools like the MetacelloBrowser, the config browser have 
> it too.
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> Just open the MetacelloBrowser and enter "Config" in the filter - you can easily 
> get all ConfigurationOf... packages. Or enter the first letters of a project name 
> like "AST", "Ann" ... 
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> It's a real time saver!
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> I know Nautilus can be plugged together - dont know if it is possible to
> write a plugin to get this filter possibility back. If it disturbs others it 
> can be made a setting.
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> And: compared to Eclipse Smalltalk browsers are still much better. Eclipse/Java
>     lacks categorization of methods which is IMHO horrible.
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