pep 8 constants

Eric S. Johansson esj at harvee.org
Mon Jun 29 21:15:32 CEST 2009


Ethan Furman wrote:
> Eric S. Johansson wrote:
>>
>> yup  how long will i[t] be before you become disablesd?  maybe not as
>> badly as I am
>> but you should start feeling some hand problems in your later 40's to
>> early 50's
>> and it goes down hill from there.  self preservation/interest comes to
>> mind as a
>> possible motive for action.  I thought 15 years would be enough for
>> somebody
>> else to push the isssue but no.  if it is going to be, it has to be me.
> 
> For anyone who is still able to use their hands for typing, especially
> if you're beginning to encounter the painful wrists, consider switching
> to a Dvorak layout.  It was a system I was curious about even before I
> needed it, and when I did need it I was able to create the layout in
> assembler (now, of course, it's widely available as a standard keyboard
> layout).  I started noticing the pain in my late twenties (aggravated,
> I'm sure, by arthritis), but with switching to Dvorak the pain left and
> has only very rarely been noticable again.  It will mostly likely be a
> challenge to switch, but well worth it.

a good suggestion but not really addressing the point I'm trying to make of
building a system that would help people more profoundly injured.  for example,
I've tried Dvorak and the act of typing was so painful that I couldn't learn it



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