I hadn't really noticed, but there were some changes to the code critic between VW 7.5 and 7.6. Here are two screenshots - the first being 7.5, the second being 7.6:
You'll notice that the "Miscellaneous" category is missing in 7.6, and, if you look through and compare, there's been a general reorganization. It's also the case that four checks have been deprecated, amongst them the "long method" check. I'm not claiming that these are great checks; for instance, the "long methods" check calls anything over 10 lines "long" - kind of a subjective thing.
Having said that, I recently received a question from a colleague, who was relaying a concern from an academic customer. For teaching purposes, he liked the "long methods" check. So the question arose, how do you bring those rules back into play? As it happens, it's not hard - you need to make two small changes
First, modify BasicLintRule class>>protocols to look like this:
^ OrderedCollection new
add: ( #Bugs << #browser >> 'Bugs' ) -> 'bugs';
add: ( #PossibleBugs << #browser >> 'Possible bugs' ) -> 'possible bugs';
( #UnnecessaryCode << #browser >> 'Unnecessary code' ) ->
( #IntentionRevealing << #browser >> 'Intention revealing' ) ->
add: (#Miscellaneous << #browser >> 'Miscellaneous') -> 'miscellaneous';
That's almost enough. Now you need to go to class BlockLintRule and rename the protocol category "deprecated" to "miscellaneous". Alternatively, you could just use the name "deprecated" in the #protocols method above and leave everything else alone. After doing that, you'll see this in 7.6:
In general, if you want to add new rules you can look in class BlockLintRule - the class methods are the rules, and the categories are the rule category names that show up in the Code Critic tab of the browser.
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