Progaramming: how to add a gui front end to a CL command?
matthew.lns1 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 00:41:37 UTC 2007
But a front-end to a command line command would make peoples life easier
On 8/5/07, Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-05-08 at 20:02 -0400, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > Pick any command that takes arguments. Produce a front end so that a> user doesn't have to remember what the choices for arguments are, can> enter values for the ones he wants, and pass them along to the command.
> > A little C, a little perl...
> Ok, your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a gui front-end for the 'find' command.
> Once you have done that, you will know all the in's and out's of the Find command and you will not need a gui......
> You are, of course, wilfully missing the entire point of a GUI. Putting a
> GUI in place isn't to make life easier for the person writing the GUI
> (usually), it's for making life easier for *everybody else who comes
> afterwards*. The whole point of this whole "Human Computer Interaction"
> thing is to make it so people don't have to be experts in software to use
> computers for their daily tasks.
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