in reply to Programming Laws
- Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology:
There is always one more bug.
- Matt's First Law of User Interaction:
What's obvious to the programmer will not be to the
- First Corollary to MFLoUI:
You haven't made it obvious enough.
- Second Corollary to MFLoUI:
The program's testers will ask the dumbest questions
you can possibly think of.
- Matt's Second Law of User Interaction:
Users are evil incarnate. They will break your code,
overrun your buffers, circumvent your error checks, and
make it your fault.
- Corollary to MSLoUI:
Test your program with tame users first.
- Matt's Third Law of User Interaction:
Users will not be happy with your program unless they
can make it behave like the program it replaced.
- Corollary to MTLoUI:
Every interactive program should admit, support, or
include vi-like movement keys.
- Matt's Axiom:
The maximum amount of fun you can have writing code is
inversely proportional to the code's immediate user base.