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Judgements

Hi,
Programs on one hand, require solid definition of things to run properly.
Still we as human who make programs, make various judgements about things. They infact becomes our tracks on which we slide.

What are some of the judgement  that you have made.
Objective judgements would be better than subjective.

I would appreciate if the judgement are made from design/programming perspective.


Thanks,

Artist
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Not one of mine, but one I really like: The Lynx Project Explorer for PowerBasic ( http://www.zippety.net/ )has no "save" feature for project files. Anything you do to the project is automatically saved. At first I felt like this took away control, but now I love it. It's also the sort of item for which "undo" doesn't really make sense, and it saves some clicks.

In my opinion it has some other design flaws (tools must be added to the tools tree before they can be added to a specific project tree), but the lack of a save feature, I thought, was unusual, and a good design decision.

Troy King
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

[The Lynx Project Explorer for PowerBasic has no "save" feature for project files.]

This sounds right out of Alan Coopers user interface design "rules". Developers might be comfortable with the idea of saving often, but most users just want the computer to remember what they've done.

anon
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

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