[wingide-users] Graphical tree browser?

Mitchell L Model MLMConsulting at Comcast.net
Thu Mar 18 11:06:28 MDT 2010

On Mar 18, 2010, at 12:03 PM, Wing IDE Support wrote:

> Wing's source browser does work on packages and subpackages.  It  
> lacks the ability to list classes derived from a base class, but is  
> anything else missing?  Or is the class hierarchy the primary thing  
> you're looking for?  Docstrings are displayed in the source  
> assistant rather than the browser pane.

I want a class hierarchy view. Sometimes a class in one file  
subclasses a class in another file. I want to see the inheritance  
relationships directly, though including the file and line number of  
their definition, clickable to navigate there, would be very good. The  
other problem with the source browser from this point of view is that  
it shows to many other things. For this purpose I just want to see the  
classes. It could even be a simple tree-widget view -- doesn't have to  
be something fancy you have to invent. The only challenge using a tree- 
widget is how to represent multiple inheritance. One way to do this is  
to simply include a class under each of its superclasses, perhaps with  
a marker or color to show that it has repeats elsewhere, and a way to  
navigate there perhaps.

> Thanks,
> John
> On 3/18/10 10:59 AM, Mitchell L Model wrote:
>> Wing really ought to be a graphical tree browser, including the  
>> ability
>> to start at a package and descend into its subpackages. The main  
>> need is
>> for a display of class relationships (and what classes there are) but
>> once you have that you start wanting an optional display of doc  
>> strings,
>> init args, etc.
>> There are some tools for this, including the pydoc library in the
>> standard distribution and epydoc. pydoc doesn't descent into packages
>> and epydoc doesn't work with Python 3 code. Anyone have suggestions  
>> for
>> other graphical tools I should try? I realize the multiple  
>> inheritance
>> patterns complicate this kind of display, but not that badly.

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