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[REBOL] Re: Comparing logic! [was Re: WYSIWYG programming]

From: brett:codeconscious at: 30-Oct-2000 22:59

I liked reading your post. Its theme is basically is in accord with the time I've spent trying to convey through design, the right paradighms to users of my GUIs. How one design makes a function obvious to a user and another creates such subtle confusion that the user battles on thinking they should know but in fact only achieves to "bruise knuckles" and the integrity of the system. I was also reminded of Phaedrus' search for Quality in "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". If I remember correctly, it basically drove him mad. *grin*
> I think we're actually in agreement -- comprehnensibility and > utility are the true measures.
We are. I think you have focussed for me the reason I initially responded. Exagerating for illustration, I feared that "rigourous, elegant and minimalist" as first priority would "raise the bar" of entry to the language. Anyway, back to Rebol. Brett.