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From: Lie Ryan <lie.1296@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 03:32:26 +1000
<div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Frank Peters <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:frank.peters@...">frank.peters@...</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">

It&#39;s not that I have some extreme irrational bias against graphical<br>
software, but, in the right hands, console based programs can still<br>
perform wonderful things in terms of basic output.  Ncurses and s-lang<br>
are very capable development tools.  But for some reason these things<br>
are not appreciated by the average user who, if given a choice, will<br>
usually gravitate to a graphical solution.<font color="#888888"><br></font></blockquote><div><br>Forgive me for I beg to differ, curse is just a poor substitute for neither command line nor GUI. You can&#39;t realistically pipe curse output to other scripts and get something meaningful, nor can curse take advantage of your screen&#39;s full display capability. While I appreciate the power of using command line and the simplicity of GUI, I can&#39;t ever understand people who uses curse-based newsreader/email clients. The only curse-based applications that I could appreciate are text editors, e.g. vim/emacs, and it is because they&#39;re convenient to use on an ssh.<br>
<br>So, yes, I think you do have an extreme irrational bias if you prefer a text-based email or torrent clients over a GUI equivalent.<br></div></div>
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