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Re: [ProgSoc] HTML Editors (was: New Intel Logo)
At 05:52 PM 5/28/98 +1000, Christian Kent wrote:
>On Tue, 26 May 1998, Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wrote:
>> * Sometimes a WYSIWYG tool is appropriate for a job.
>> * Sometimes it isn't.
> * When the WYSIWYG tool discovers its moment has arrived, it will take
>all available measures to prevent any other tools from taking its job.
That's only because the WYSIWYG tools are so badly coded. No source
indentation, and the source isn't very pretty either. Output from WYSIWYG
editors could be made a lot prettier, but then again, if I was being paid
to write an easy-to-use HTML editor, and I had the choice between adding
functionality and adding source prettiness, I know what I'd choose, too.
>> I think, having achieved this level of profundity, it's time to stop. (I
>> liked the analogy to Eiffel and C though :-)
>What?? How many people have you seen teach themselves Eiffel?? (Besides
>those in PSDA----whoops <cough, splutter> )
>Or is it because with Eiffel, C programmers have to "unlearn" everything
>they know already?
Well, I don't mind Eiffel, I just think that automatic garbage collection
is, well, unclean. I don't like the thought of some bloody operating
environment running around and picking up after me. I don't care how damn
difficult it is to manage manually.
*sigh* These uppity newfangled programming languages. In the good old days,
*real* programmers rewrote operating systems every day. In Assembly
language. With their toes.
"Stanley looked quite bored and somewhat detached, but then penguins often
- This Year's Bulwar-Lytton Prizes, via 0xdeadbeef
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