[Esug-list] [Pharo-users] [ann] gtspotter: a moldable interface for spotting objects

Tudor Girba tudor at tudorgirba.com
Mon Dec 8 10:48:57 EST 2014


Ok. Let's take it step by step and see if we cannot find a better way of

Take a look at the first picture in the blog post. Entering GTSpo shows
results both for Classes and for Packages. These "Classes" and "Packages"
are what we call search categories, and they have associated a query
processor that can populate them with results (see the "Spotting your
objects" section from the bottom of the post).

In our case, we get 39 classes (of which only 5 are shown) and 1 package
that match the query. If you want to look at all those 39 classes, you can
dive in the whole collection behind the category in a separate step. This
is achieved through Cmd+Shift+ArrowRight. Does it make more sense now?

I did not consider the category to be confusing. Would you propose another


On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Johan Fabry <jfabry at dcc.uchile.cl> wrote:

> Sorry, but no :-(
> I am always confused when people say ‘category’ because the word has so
> many overloaded meanings. The same happens in the blog post, it is not
> clear to me what category means here, and what does it have to do with the
> collection object?
> > On Dec 7, 2014, at 11:16, Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Yes, we will still evolve the UI. At the very least you will get the
> shortkeys directly on the actions.
> >
> > The answer to your question is in the blog post:
> > GTSpotter offers an extra action: diving in a category. Pressing
> Cmd+Shift+ArrowRight dives in the collection object containing only the
> items from that category. Thus, we can continue refining the search inside
> the category.
> >
> > So, you will open the collection of that sub-category and you will see
> more items at once (not just 5). Is it clearer now?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Doru
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