[oclug] GUI vs cmdline mail (was Top if my head sugestion for
enhancment to GUI mailclients.)
bb at L8R.net
Tue Jun 24 10:20:56 EDT 2003
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 10:07:51 -0400
"Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca> wrote:
> On 24/06/03 Rod Giffin did speaketh:
> > No! Good for you! It's too bad if you, or any other programmer for
> > that matter sees "GUI-fication" as a bad thing. I know far too many
> > programmers who think basically that anything with a GUI is by
> > necessity less capable than its command line equivalent. It simply
> > isn't true.
> No, no, no. IMHO, GUI exclusively is a bad thing. GUI without the
> ability to automate, without a command-line to wrap Expect around,
> without a macro language to even permit automated regression testing, is
> a bad thing. I have nothing against GUIs, but try automating regression
> testing of one without the proper hooks. Try automating some horribly
> repetitive task that humans should not be doing.
> At the very least, provide a scripting API. Apps that do none of the
> above lose my respect.
> I bought "Python and Tkinter Programming" for a reason, not to
> mention "Perl/Tk". I have the feeling that most GUI-fanatics think that
> "command-line commandos" hate GUIs, but that's simply not true.
> Use the right tool for the job people! The right tool for the job.
Function before form, eh?
Bwahaha, I couldn't resist. ;)
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