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[ALLY] Re: Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:(3)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 19-Aug-2000 12:06

On 19-Aug-00, [Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz] wrote:
> [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote: >> On 19-Aug-00, [Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz] wrote: >>>> In addition there will be these requestor pop-ups: >>>> >>>> request - simple requests >>>> resuest-color - color picker >>>> request-date - calendar picker >>>> request-file - file picker >>> Is such higher level functionality needed in general VID >> dialect? >> Most definately. Without them we'll end up with different >> requesters >> on every View script we run and having to repeatidly learn how >> something as common as a file-requester works is no fun. Otherwise >> good programs can be made hell to use by bad file-requesters. > Well, I thought VID is gonna be something like widgets, providing us > with basic components. My general experience with higher complexity > stuff is - it's nice to have but always missing feature you would > like to have. .... and then you will seee tones of modifications, > often leading to kludgy solutions .... > ... but I would like to be wrong ...
Hopefully you will be, as being written in VID the modifications and extensions shouldn't be kludgy, it being designed to be modified and extended. But as long as the requesters are half-way decent ones I think most people will be happy to use them unaltered apart from cosmetic changes to make them match their GUI's look. After-all, it's not as though there's been a heap of cool requesters appearing in View scripts so far, is it? Or have I missed them?