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From: barmar at bbnplanet.com (Barry Margolin)
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 18:01:27 GMT
Subject: The Future of Tk?
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In article <4fv$ECA+JyH3EwbN at jessikat.demon.co.uk>,
Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>I take this completely differently; least astonishment for me is if
>program X looks and behaves the same way no matter what keyboard, mouse
>and screen I'm using. As a 'user' of the program X it shouldn't matter
>what OS/WM is executing the code. I certainly don't want vi or emacs to
>be different on the mac why should I treat word or excel differently?
I would be very surprised if Netscape on the Macintosh presented a
Windows-like user interface, rather than adopting the standard Macintosh
user interface. Most end users don't switch between platforms much, so
it's more important that all the programs on their system conform to their
expectations, than that a particular program work the same across different
platforms.
--
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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