[etoys-dev] Players and costumes

Ricardo Moran richi.moran at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 08:24:06 EDT 2009

If a player cannot change its custome anymore, would that mean we are able
to make a nice hierarchy of players for specific morphs? I don't know which
are the consecuences but I think this might be a good thing. I don't like
the big fat Player because it makes difficult to understand and extend

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 5:26 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>wrote:

> On 01.09.2009, at 04:07, tracker at squeakland.org wrote:
>> Scott Wallace updated SQ-288:
>> -----------------------------
>>   Attachment: lookLikeBug-sw.2.cs.gz
>> Version 2 uploaded:
>> (a) Restricts the 'look like' tile to be available only in the viewers of
>> Sketches; this makes it still compatible with the "powerful ideas" book, and
>> with other support materials, while not tempting users to deploy it with
>> non-sketch receivers.
>> (b) 'look like' execution now consists of assigning a new graphic, rather
>> than touching the buggy and dangerous morph-substitution code of old.  This
>> avoids the pernicious bug that is the subject of this ticket.
> So that means a player cannot change its custome anymore, right? Isn't that
> a fundamental change in the Etoys philosophy?
> If players and costumes are inseparable, why even talk about them
> separately? It would appear as if we now have different kinds of players,
> when before there was only one kind. How would we communicate the
> player-costume relationship then? Or do we just say that's an implementation
> detail?
> - Bert -
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