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Re: A Modest Proposal

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: A Modest Proposal
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:03:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 01 May 2016 01:38:00 +0200 Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote: 

LI> Customize:
LI> Perhaps it's time just to throw in the towel and reimplement it from
LI> scratch?  I'm talking about the user interface only, of course.  The
LI> `defcustom' language etc etc etc are fine as they are.

LI> Perhaps we could just start generating HTML write a new interface on top
LI> of shr or something?  Or gtk+?  I dunno.  But I think it's an idea that
LI> somebody who's looking for a nice little project should consider.

On Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:50:22 -0700 raman <address@hidden> wrote: 

r> Given the choice, I'd prefer a customize front-end rendered via eww --
r> will work universally across X and the terminal. 

I agree with Lars and raman. Although eww+shr does not currently look
"native" inside Emacs, that's not a big hurdle. The advantage of better
layouts, better widgets across various platforms and text/GUI, and a
common language are significant. I don't think it's a little project,

LI> Dired:

LI> I think the basic design is misguided.  There is so much talk about
LI> matching up "ls" parameters to internal stuff that it makes my head
LI> swim.  (Even if I'm not feverish.)  C'mon.  We're not barbarians.  We
LI> can read directories ourselves.

I agree with this too. Performance issues can be resolved; less
dependence on external tools is always a good thing IMHO.


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