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Re: general questions

From: Andreas Krey <a.krey_at_gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:57:18 +0200

On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:02:51 +0000, John Maher wrote:
> line can except take more time to do something. You're confusing the
> steps to design an application with the steps to design a wrapper.

You're confusing a single application with the whole command line
and *everything* it can invoke. In your picture that whole set of all
commands available now or in the future is the 'the application' for
which you'd need to design a GUI, would you want to have its flexibility
available in a GUI.

> different animals and if you mix the two its like trying to pull a
> trailer with a corvette. It may work, it may cause problems. It
> definitely is not optimal.

That's because a corvette isn't designed for a trailer hook. That
is exactly the situation with all kinds of GUis: Interaction
with *other* applications (the trailer) isn't designed in,
and can't be automated.

GUI applications are designed to interact with a user, and not with
other applications, and that is their general deficiency for some
kinds of work.

Try to get you browser and photoshop to play together and download,
scale, and publish a webcam pic every hour, and you see the non-power
of the GUI.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2012-09-11 18:58:37 CEST

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