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Re: issues in bash found while creating command result display


From: Michael Felt (aixtools)
Subject: Re: issues in bash found while creating command result display
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:44:41 +0200


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> On 17 Apr 2019, at 01:37, Paul Wise <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, 2019-04-16 at 14:57 -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> 
>> Why take so much effort to (imperfectly) figure out and display
>> things you already know?
> 
> Correctness. If what the user knows
You mean think they know, better is believe. 
> doesn't match what the program
> knows
And, if not a bug, which someone who knows will “know”, better, recognize or 
suspect as a bug. Otherwise the program does not “know” but better (re)acts as 
instructed. 

In short, you can never, for 100%, enhance the UI to an extent a program can 
inform the user they’re trying to do something “unexpected” or explain why 
something is not the recommended approach. 

My 2 cents! 😃
> then they might think that the program is buggy or that there is
> something malicious on their system causing errors in order to make
> them doubt their own mind.
> 
> -- 
> bye,
> pabs
> 
> https://bonedaddy.net/pabs3/




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