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Re: general questions

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:05:22 -0500

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:
> The scripts are a good idea, but I was thinking about a gui for the client
> side, kinda like Subversion Edge; basically a wrapper for the command line.
> Even though my first computer didn’t have a mouse (or hard drive) the gui is
> the way to go, typing commands is just not the future.

GUI's require the programmer to anticipate every possible thing you
might want to do and provide an elaborate user interface for it.
Command driven things can generally be combined in useful ways that
weren't initially anticipated. If you need to do some sequence of
operations on your 44 repositories, it will likely be much easier to
put the commands inside a for loop in a script than to do the
bazillion mouse clicks it will take to get to the right places in a
GUI and type them in. Unless, of course, the GUI designer
anticipated exactly that usage and gave you a way to describe it (and
then does the same loop internally...).

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2012-09-10 22:05:54 CEST

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