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

Tudor Girba tudor at tudorgirba.com
Mon Dec 8 17:36:47 EST 2014


Thanks for the suggestions, Johan. I will change the text and we will
definitely look into making the shortcuts more apparent.

Cheers,
Doru

On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 5:17 PM, Johan Fabry <jfabry at dcc.uchile.cl> wrote:

>
> OK now I get it … thanks for clarifying!
> I think my confusion stems from the use of ‘category' and then talking
> about 'the collection object’, which made me think about collections and
> source code and protocols and packages and I got lost.
>
> I think that the sentence of the blog would be clearer like this
> (uppercase to show changes):
>
> To do this, GTSpotter offers an extra action: diving in a RESULTS
> category. Pressing Cmd+Shift+ArrowRight dives in the collection OF RESULTS
> OF that category. Thus, we can continue refining the search inside the
> category.
>
> So then, my suggestion for a legend at the bottom of the results list
> would be:
> Cmd+Shift+ArrowUp/ArrowDown = Next/Prev category, Cmd+RightArrow = Dive
> into Result, Cmd+Shift+RightArrow = Dive into Category
>
> > On Dec 8, 2014, at 12:48, Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Ok. Let's take it step by step and see if we cannot find a better way of
> explaining.
> >
> > 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 name?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Doru
> >
> >
> > 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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> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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