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Re: Fire defun by typing keyword


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Fire defun by typing keyword
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2013 02:14:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Rustom Mody <address@hidden> writes:

> Yeah I am (one of the many) fed up with gnome trying
> to look-n-feel like a cheap button phone without the
> buttons.

I once went to the bathhouse, and in the associated
shop, I asked the shopkeeper what the difference was
between the expensive and the cheap goggles. Withouth
hesitating an instant, the answer came from the holser:
"The wrapping."

Programming should be about applications that don't
exist, but, if they *did* exist, would make for better
lives for more people.

But, if, for example, you are very much into e-mailing -
and there are already so many e-mail clients! That's OK,
because none of them is perfect. It is just easy to put
your efforts into one of them, namely the one you
yourself use.

"Look and feel" is just the final polish on the top
surface. If configuration is possible, as it always is
for any good application, it could be left entirely to
the user.

"Look and feel" should *never* be the purpose or reason
for programming - of many unpleasant words to describe
that, "absurd" is the most pleasant. Reinvention of the
(blue) wheel is reinvention of the (red) wheel.

--
Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
underground experts united:  http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573


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