Number: 2043

Date:  2-Sep-84 15':09':52

Submitter: Masinter

Source: DMRussell

Subject: want better user interface for Maintain

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Attn: vanMelle

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Unlikely

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols



Lisp Version: 31-Aug-84 16':17':57

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["Masinter" " 2-Sep-84 15':10':41"]

Description: Date': 18 Aug 84 15':28 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': MAINTAIN Interface'
cc':, AHenderson, Moran'
Lisp-System-Date': 21-Jun-84 10':50':28'
Machine-Type': Dorado'
The MAINTAIN package has a *very* annoying interface.  Why was it decided to reproduce the abomination that Laurel uses for its interface design?  '
The very simplest design rule of all time says': Try to make all interfaces appear similar.  (I''m well aware that there are times when you want interfaces to differ.  This isn''t one of them.)  This one sticks out like a sore thumb!'
Grump grump grump. '
Surely all of that "command completion" stuff must occupy extra storage.  Can''t it just be tossed out, and replaced with a normal user front-end?'
-- DMR -- '


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Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date:  2-Sep-84 15':10':41