[Etoys] Keeping user edited text when using "show code textually"

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Thu Mar 19 00:14:22 EDT 2009

At Thu, 19 Mar 2009 03:13:38 +0100,
Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 19.03.2009, at 02:43, Robert Hawley wrote:
> > I note that Etoys does not behave the same as Squeak's etoys in that,
> > when selecting the "show code textually" option and editing the code,
> > any user defined variable names are replaced by system generated names
> > (t1 t2 t3 etc.).
> >
> > I see no gain in this behaviour - and it makes it harder to show
> > people the relationship between tiles and real smalltalk code.  If
> > etoys is to lead to higher level teaching, this kind of restriction is
> > not going to help!  Can we revert to maintaining the text in the form
> > typed by the user?
> You are completely right. This was not an intentional change, but got  
> broken along the way. It's a known bug:
> https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5552
> So this is on the to-do list, but is not solved yet.

  Right.  It was a fall back from turning to strictly read-only
changes file and other stuff.  The good news is the fix is simple and
I somehow happened to do similar thing in another project so I should
just do bring it to the Etoys image.

-- Yoshiki

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