[Pharo-dev] consideration of Smalltalk "DoIt"
btc at openInWorld.com
Tue Jul 15 13:20:52 EDT 2014
Mostly I take for granted that "DoIt" has always been the way to
evaluate things with Smalltalk, however I find it awkward to use in
writing a tutorial. Some examples...
* After saving, select "Grid new" and "DoIt" -- this sounds awkward,
and even that you might need select the latter as well.
* After saving, "Grid new" DoIt. -- doesn't read nice
* After saving, DoIt to "Grid new." -- worst of all
I'd feel better writing something like this...
* After saving, evaluate "Grid new".
but "evaluate" is not an item in the menus. I think actually many
people talk this way with the implicit convention that "evaluate" means
So first, does anyone have a good way to compose sentences using "DoIt".
Second, how evil would it be to change the menus from "DoIt" to
"Evaluate" and so avoid the implicit convention.
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