LC 8 Property Inspector

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at
Wed Oct 14 09:49:51 EDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 3:16 AM, Mark Waddingham <mark at> wrote:

> Tools can be entirely self-contained and fully interchangeable, even
>> open at the same time, using nothing more than what the engine has
>> provided for years.
> Really? Are you sure that is true?
> So you would have every 'application browser' type tool implement its own
> code for monitoring for changes in the user stacks, and for collecting all
> the data about the objects in user stacks?
> You would have every 'tools palette' type tool implement its own code to
> go digging around on disk for all extensions, listing, enumerating and
> providing an ability to create them?

No. The IDE already provides messages that things have changed, and all
Navigator has to do is get its name on the list of message receivers. After
that Navigator just responds to the update requests it receives. It doesn't
have its own code for monitoring changes, and it is self-contained as
Richard says.

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