Some idle comments about Linus' e-mail response and Linux
Posted Mar 1, 2007 10:57 UTC (Thu) by NRArnot
In reply to: Some idle comments about Linus' e-mail response and Linux
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Bad taste in programming?
Just about everything that inflicts a GUI interface without a scriptable command-line equivalent. Especially if it is obvious that the same thing is likely to need to be done many times over to a set of entities, and double-especially if the GUI actions spread themselves over more than one screen (so you can't even just type in the next entity name and OK again).
Really good taste would be a GUI interface that generated command lines where you could see them (and scroll, edit and re-execute them). Then the GUI would become a learning tool rather than a barrier to learning.
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