[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Emacs setup assistants

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Emacs setup assistants
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:04:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On 26 May 2004, address@hidden wrote:

> I don't see how being forced artificially to keep a sequence will
> make things simpler.  If you don't want the "complication" of being
> able to look ahead, you are not forced to do so.
> Personally, I find it rather a nuisance if some software forces a
> sequence unto me that basically forces me to completely start over if
> I made a mistake at the beginning somewhere.

I am OK with such free navigation as long as it's optional and off by
default.  I just don't want to spend time developing it, but it's a
perfectly fine feature.

> I can live perfectly well without that sort of "simplicity".

Well, yes, and you're unlikely to need assistants as well :) Think
about new Emacs users.  I have seen plenty over the years, and I speak
from experience when I say that if they get assistants, free
navigation by default would be a disservice.  Simplicity in UI design
is a feature, not a lack thereof.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]