IDE for python similar to visual basic

David Smith dns4 at cornell.edu
Fri Sep 11 15:01:31 CEST 2009


r wrote:
> On Sep 11, 7:08 am, Nobody <nob... at nowhere.com> wrote:
> (snip)
>> I'm saying that the user understands their workflow and environment better
>> than the application's programmers. The user should be able to decide
>> which menu items are shown and where, which buttons are shown and where,
>> etc. The code doesn't need to know this level of detail, let alone dictate
>> it.
> 
> I completely disagree with this idea of user "customization" of the
> GUI. Sounds more like adolescent accessorizing to me. How is changing
> the location of a button, or entry, or whatever, actually going to
> make workflow more easier? Sounds like "somebody" failed to get input
> from their users at design time. Or "somebody" has the inability to
> relate to their end users. However i know some out there like the
> "styles" and "skins" crap, which is a different animal altogether than
> what you speak of.
> 
> Would a mechanic give you a screw driver so you could adjust the fuel/
> air ratio yourself? If he did i would never take my car back again!
> Just reeks of incompetence!!
> 
> Only qualified persons should fix cars, same for software!
> 

Speaking for backyard mechanics everywhere, I sometimes want the
screwdriver. :-)

--David



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