Help me pick an API design (OO vs functional)

Michael Herrmann michael.herrmann at
Thu Mar 28 11:52:46 CET 2013

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:56:55 PM UTC+1, Mitya Sirenef wrote:
> ...
> I think alt-tab has to be special in any case. Regular alt-tab would act
> like the GOTO statement. As a programmer looking at a script you have no
> idea where you just alt-tabbed to without possibly looking through
> dozens of lines of previous code.
> Keypresses that start a new window also seem pretty special to me.
> They're inherently special. After all, the essential function of a
> windowing system is when a new window is created, which means subsequent
> operations have an entirely different meaning, in a text editor <del>
> key will delete a character, in a file manager <del> key will delete a
> file!
> But, as I mentioned, if you can get away with treating simple dialogs
> implicitly (and I don't see why you can't, at this point), that'd be the
> preferred way for me.

Ok. Thank you for your inputs!

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