[Alpine-info] Re: Strange behaviour in deleting from Gmail
mrc+uw at Panda.COM
Wed Dec 16 14:55:24 PST 2009
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
>> Once upon a time, people understood how to do command interfaces that
>> were neither alphabet soup ("; is the command to search") nor cryptic
>> ("cat is the command to view the contents of a file, grep is the command
>> to search through files,...").
> Do you have a good example of one done right?
Tenex and its successor TOPS-20 had CLIs that were quite intuitive, with
content sensitive help and full completion.
To this day, there are people who use the UNIX port of MM, the MUA that I
developed (I was not the original author) for TOPS-20 in the late 1970s
and early 1980s, rather than use Pine/Alpine. I don't agree with their
viewpoint, but I understand it.
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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