On Sunday, Sep 21, 2003, at 10:10 America/Los_Angeles, Simon Taylor wrote:
[-=Snip=-]If you don't, users will get confused! A balance MUST be found between usability and availability. For a CLI geek that you are, I not surprised you think that way. I bet you love dot files! :-) Users don't!
I certainly agree with that Adi. One of the major problems with all software products, but especially OSS ones, is "feature creep". Have you seen the default context menu in the latest tracker - it just keeps growing and growing. I for one would love to see the view options taken out of that (how often are they really used? They already have an entry on the "Window" menu, and keyboard shortcuts!!)
There are certain things only of interest to a minority in any OS - they should not be given the same precidence as more common options - that just ends up confusing the user.
I hope so. Nowt wrong with having decent scripting support though. Windows is hardly "Geek Friendly" - but you can write VBScript if you so desire.
Is reproducibility cast to the four winds? WTF? Do you run 'jam' and parse its output from a GUI app during your course as an OBOS developer? A script has the potential of being easily digestible and maintainable in a clear-text kind of way. FWIW: "Lazy" programmers don't survive long in the field before they're called to task and subsequently terminated; M$ employees notwithstanding.
Hey! That's what I don't like about some people. You say something, and then one comes and digest all meanings of that phrase.
Calm down a bit. Just a suggestion, don't bite my head off! ;-)
The beauty of discussion is that people pick holes in what you said, and then you reply and put them straight.