[Edu-sig] FYI: PataPata postmortem link
rmalouf at mail.sdsu.edu
Mon Nov 27 19:31:59 CET 2006
On Nov 27, 2006, at 10:14 AM, Ian Bicking wrote:
> There's some similar issues being considered for OLPC.
> Specifically the
> laptop has a "view source" key, which (unsurprisingly) lets you
> view the
> source of what you are doing. What that means is application (aka
> "Activity") specific, but a general Python solution is called for.
> Of course it's a little hard to say what that actually should be.
> a text editor? Not too exciting. Really there should be a view of
> process. And some way to manipulate the in-process objects and
> One thing I was unsure of -- and I think your postmortem
> confirmed --
> is whether it's really feasible to generally edit objects in-
> process in
> a persistent way. I'm inclined not to go so far, perhaps simply
> on UI hints to indicate when the change is likely to be persistent.
> It's fairly easy to edit a function definition persistently, for
> instance, or add a function definition. You can still explore and
> around in the process any way you want, but you don't have complete
Sounds a lot like a LISP Machine.... Have you looked into those for
Rob Malouf <rmalouf at mail.sdsu.edu>
Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
San Diego State University
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