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[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 --Curmudgeous Rebolous