GUI automation tool (windows)

Ben Finney ben+python at
Wed Aug 11 05:45:24 CEST 2010

Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> writes:

> Alex Barna wrote:
> > On Aug 10, 10:05 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
> >
> >> Can’t understand the point to it. “GUI automation” is a
> >> contradiction in terms, because a GUI is designed for use by humans
> >> to do manual tasks, not ones that can be automated.
> > 
> > Automating GUI is for testing.
> But the most egregious GUI problems are going to be with humans being
> unable to figure out how to do something, am I right?

You asked to understand the point of GUI automation. Alex responded with
one (there may well be others) very good point of GUI automation:
automated testing of the GUI's behaviour. What you raise here is not the
point of GUI automation.

Is you understanding of the point of GUI automation improved?

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