C++ problem -Problems

Robert R. Russell zoohoo_linux at allegiance.tv
Sun Aug 29 20:05:26 PDT 2004


On 00:26 Mon 30 Aug?, xarius wrote:
> On 30 Aug 2004 01:17:04 +0200, Bj?rn Lindberg <d95-bli at nada.kth.se> wrote:
> > Hui Zhou <zhouhui at wam.umd.edu> writes:
> > 
> > > On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 02:37:18AM +0200, Bj?rn Lindberg wrote:
> > > >I agree with Ian here. If gaining widespread acceptance means making
> > > > Linux to be like Windoze,
> > >
> > > That's your interpretation. To pay attention to what *idiots* need
> > > (intuitive)
> > 
> > Intuition is expectations based on previous experience. Since the
> > "desktop" metaphor is not one anymore, "intuitive" pretty much means
> > Windows. I consider the concept of "intuitive behaviour" to be grossly
> > misused, and is basically a cop-out people use, because they cannot
> > figure out how a good UI should look & behave.
> > 
> > > doesn't mean to immitate Windoze although that is more
> > > intuitive than linux currently
> > > in most aspects.
> > 
> > See above. Windoze is "intuitive" only because it is what people are
> > used to. If we do not consider Windoze good enough, we should not
> > strive for "intuitive" behaviour.
> > 
> > > >I am not interested. And if general
> > > >computing is ever to move forward, dumbing it down to the lowest level
> > > >has to cease.
> > >
> > > I am having trouble figuring out what you mean here. Does the lowest
> > > level refer to register level programing or something else?
> > 
> > With "lowest level" I meant what is usually referred to as "easy to
> > use". Percieved ease of use often conflicts with properties such as
> > power and flexibility.
> > 
> > (The above is not the best piece of English I've ever written, but it
> > is late and I'm tired. :-)
> > 
> > Bj?rn
> 
> The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that, it's all
> learned. (Bruce Ediger, bediger at teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc,
> on X interfaces.)
> 
> heh, just signed up to the list and thought that an appropriate
> humourous quote for the situation at hand!
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My mom thought so to.




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