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Sure, you have this powerful Command Line Interface - so what? Humans do not work that way.

/me is surprised to learn that he is not human.

I hate to reach for the mouse because is not well designed for use by humans. It was apparently a design stolen from the race in "The Mote in God's Eye". I'm a programmer so I have to actually type quite a bit and I really prefer to do it fast so I actually use two hands for it. Everytime I have to reach for the mouse (and it usually amazes people how infrequently I'm forced to) I have to take one hand away from the keyboard. I hate that and it slows me down.

The great advantage to the GUI is that it makes the learning curve more shallow. This is lovely for things that you've never done before or things that you only rarely do. For things that you do all of the time and that you are supposed to be an expert at, a GUI almost always gets in the way and slows things down. On the other hand, I like climbing steep curves so I'm probably a freek as well as being from another planet (certainly many of my cow orkers don't bother to become "experts" at editting, to my eye). On the gripping hand, there is more than one way to do user interfaces (TIMTOWTDUI) and no one way is the best for all situations.

        - All in fun, Love Tye

In reply to Re^3: The sad state of Perl documentation by tye
in thread The sad state of Perl documentation by SuperCruncher

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