Smalltalk/ROSE-like prog. environment?

Niki Spahiev spahievi at
Tue Dec 5 22:01:24 CET 2000

05.12.2000, 17:44:16, Bjoern Giesler wrote:

BG> Hi,

BG> I have a dream... :-)

BG> I'd like to have a programming environment that allows you to do graphical
BG> OO design (UML, ROSE-like) with access to all classes a project consists of
BG> (Smalltalk-like). This thing would allow the programmer to graphically
BG> design class interfaces and interactions, and edit method source code on a
BG> per-method basis. I.e. no editing-around in large .py files but working just
BG> on the job at hand.

BG> This would have a couple of other nifty features: A test mode in which an
BG> exception is presented to the user in a dialog box that allows modification
BG> of the code _while the program is running_ (this could be done with
BG> continuations, I believe) and stuff like that.

BG> This is a very hazy notion that has been floating around in my head for a
BG> while. I believe that Python would be the ideal language for this kind of
BG> application. Does anybody know of such an environment?

BG> If not, I'd like to give it a shot. Anybody have any ideas or want to
BG> collaborate with me?

BG> Regards,
BG>                 --Björn

Closest thing to this dream (but not too close) is called SNiFF+. It
has personal version for linux and groks Python.

Best regards,
 Niki Spahiev

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