[etoys-dev] region codes
scott.wallace at squeakland.org
Fri Aug 7 02:40:42 EDT 2009
The "region codes" currently supplied for inclusion in the putative
new pop-up in the project-info dialog at the moment seem to be
*country* codes, and the country-code list on the web-site currently
has no fewer than 241 countries listed.
Squeak is able to put up big lists in a pop-up, but it does so by
putting up a succession of *segmented* sublists, not one big scrolling
So if we use the list in its current form, it will be a huge segmented
list. Thus, for example, making ones way down to United States in the
list of 241 country names requires advancing to the *sixth* group of
names (i.e., hitting "more" five times), which is certainly not
Do we really want individual country names? If it's a "region",
perhaps we should have categories more like North America, South
America, Europa, Africa, Asia? Or if that's too coarse, in any case a
list of items with something more like thirty or forty entries.
Can anyone provide advice here?
PS: A single scrolling list pop-up obviously would be possible to
implement in squeak, given time, but scrolling down through 240 items
still would be obviously undesirable; in any case, that solution is
not really on the table for the immediate future.
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