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(redmist) RE: RE: (red)RE: RE: (redmist) RE: The sad state of Perl documentation

by redmist (Deacon)
on Sep 15, 2000 at 00:21 UTC ( #32555=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: (red)RE: RE: (redmist) RE: The sad state of Perl documentation
in thread The sad state of Perl documentation

One thing I learned from the above post is that maybe it's not that GUIs/GUI apps are bad or useless, but that there are design flaws within these interfaces/SW that manifest themselves not because of their form, but because of the design and/or code behind them. Understood.

"That would be fine, but it's more than that. Perl also needs to incorporate the lessons to be learned from Windows and VMS and shudder Mac OS. Believe it or not, not everything in Windows is crap. Not everything in Mac OS is crap. And the good bits weren't all stolen from Unix, either."

I know. I didn't mean for it to come across that way. All I am saying is that UNIX has been a significant contributor.

"Unix makes up a good majority of internet servers, true. But there's a sizeable minority of other OS's, including some Mac and NT/Windows 2000. And on top of that, in terms of CLIENTS, it's not even close."

OK, I can agree with that. However, you are doing two COMPLETELY different things with a server and a client which is just viewing a web page. Different purpose, different tool. UNIX is a great tool for serving.

As far as your spell check example go, I agree that a GUI works alot better for that and many other things...but for coding, I would rather have a CLI.

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