Jim Robertson, our product evangelist, posted how to replace the standard, read-only, transcript of OS8 with a transcript implemented in VW.

This is a nice trick, for everybody who wants a different Transcript in ObjectStudio.

Howwever, there are a few things, you need to know:

  • the Transcript only catches statements sent in Smalltalk. Messages in Primitives will, most likely not show up.
  • code that you select and excute will not know about ObjectStudio compiler, inspector and namespace
  • This new Transcript is not effected by the settings in the Settings dialog

Beside these issues, those overrides are a simple way to get more out of your Transcript.

Please tell us, if you like the idea and what you expect from a Transcript in general

Is this the right track?


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