[REBOL] Re: JAKA: Just Another Killer App
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 18-Aug-2001 16:30
On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 10:13:54AM +1200, Andrew Martin wrote:
> > I'm aware that there are a number of POS applications written originally
> for DOS, with Text-Cell style User Interfaces.
> > Some users of these are having a lot of problems with upgrades. Without
> knowing much about the details, I would guess that Windows is making it much
> more difficult to program "DOS-style" applications.
> > The developer might be faced with some hard choices, among those would be:
> > Write a Windows-style GUI...
Retorical statement on my part.... :>)
> I think it requires the developer to change too much of their own mindset to
> move from DOS to Windows applications. I've been working with a developer
> who's migrating a DOS program to Windows. He's doing a very poor job of it.
> The resulting program looks like a poorly written conversion of the DOS
> program. The windows way is to bring the data to the foremost, while keeping
> process and procedure to the background. Doing it the windows way requires
> many changes in the developer, not just the programming language.
As I expected. And perhaps a developer might consider a a /view front end?
Or you could could write it for him!
There are million ways NOT to do something.
It could be easier to find the ONE way to do something
than the million ways not to