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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r99650: Put scroll-bar on right b

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r99650: Put scroll-bar on right by default on UNIX.
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:47:59 +0900

Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:
> You keep calling things that are pretty obvious and core to UI design
> issues "flimsy" while offering little in objection. I guess your mind is
> made up.

And you keep throwing up random unsubstantiated hand-waving as if it's
somehow authoritative.

> Frankly I am surprised you think its "flimsy" to make it consistent
> with the vast majority of other desktop applications. I call it very
> important.

Consistency is sometimes important, but it's not some kind of magic
powder that always grants merit.  The question (as Richard pointed out)
is whether "consistency" is actually _important_ in _this_ case.  It may
indeed be, but so far nobody has provided any real support for that
position other than vague hand-waving, and I think there's been equally
good support for the opposition position (not saying a whole lot, I

Granted, vague hand-waving is rife in the HCI field, but it's no more
convincing for that.


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