[etoys-dev] region codes

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Fri Aug 7 17:02:03 EDT 2009

At Thu, 6 Aug 2009 23:40:42 -0700,
Scott Wallace wrote:
> Tim,
> 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  
> list.
> 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  
> acceptable.
> 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?

  While it would be eventually nice to have the region tag, I think it
would be a mistake to holding back the other packaging task because of
implementing it.  This feature can certainly come later on.

-- Yoshiki

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