User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

No need for explicit saving

No need for explicit saving

Posted Oct 22, 2008 4:34 UTC (Wed) by pgan (guest, #54573)
In reply to: Crash-only software: More than meets the eye by nix
Parent article: Crash-only software: More than meets the eye

I think it's simpler for the user to never think about saving. The program should just save the history, and the user will find the document (or other object) in the state they left it. If they don't like the current state, they can undo to one they like.


(Log in to post comments)

that just doesn't work well

Posted Oct 22, 2008 8:17 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

the OLPC people believed the same thing, and the result is a flood of junk with the documents that you care about sprinkled though the junk. it's almost impossible to retrieve documents after a very short timeframe.


Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds