[REBOL] Re: JAKA: Just Another Killer App
From: al:bri:xtra at: 19-Aug-2001 10:13
> 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...
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.
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