[Alpine-info] Re: Strange behaviour in deleting from Gmail
mumpsoid at gmx.com
Wed Dec 16 17:12:00 PST 2009
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Mark Crispin wrote:
> 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.
Can a person see this CLI in action from the Web anywhere? It would be
cool to play around with a CLI that was well thought out from the get-go.
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