[squeak-dev] Menu Registries

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Mon Apr 26 17:51:26 UTC 2010

On Mon, 26 Apr 2010, Hannes Hirzel wrote:

> On 4/26/10, Steve Wessels <steve at squeak.preeminent.org> wrote:
>> The "Pragma" approach is easier to utilize in code.  However we are
>> giving up the ability to dynamically change menu contents with that
>> approach.  Yes, we can modify a menu on install and release of a
>> package, and that's currently the immediate problem we are trying to
>> solve.  But if a developer wants the application to change a menu
>> dynamically after the package is installed, I don't think the coded
>> "pragma" approach will work.
>> I may be the only voice asking for real dfynamic menu management.
>> - Steve
> You are not the only one asking for dynamic menu management. The
> ability to change a menu dynamically is a _MUST_ these days. Programs
> coded in  C++ do this as well.

Can C++ programs do it in another way?

How dynamic should the menu management be?
How complicated should it be?
What about thread-safety?
Should it be compatible with other forks?


> -- Hannes

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