[Top][All Lists]

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

Re: Woctave-another gui front end

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:52:28 -0500

On 4 December 2012 19:38, Nicholas Jankowski <address@hidden> wrote:
> That said, a GUI is a barrier to adoption. if for no other reason
> than people will say, "no gui?" and move on.

The people who want a GUI do not know any other way to interact with a
programming environment. They typically know no other programming
language than Matlab, so they have never tried to learn a text editor
or environment that you can use to program elsewhere. They view typing
commands into a command line as black magic. They furthermore barely
even think of Matlab as a programming language at all.

It is futile to try to convince the people who want a GUI that they
don't need one. They think they're too dumb to learn another way and
they view non-GUI work as impossible black magic only the most expert
programmers can achieve.

- Jordi G. H.

reply via email to

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