Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: You end up with the same soup
Author: Wesley Felter Posted: 12/5/1998; 8:20:50 PM Topic: Zope vs. Frontier Msg #: 850 (In response to 839) Prev/Next: 849 / 851
Dave, your message forced me to reconsider what I was saying. Thanks!
Now that I think about it, the Mac way of *writing* applications isn't better IMO, but the UI guidelines are at least better, and thus the UI of a Mac apps is likely to be better (from the user's perspective), but the code isn't necessarily better.
In terms of APIs, I think BeOS is the best and since the BeOS model is so similar to the Unix model, I like Unix too.
I like Java, but as a user I want native applications. I think it was always the programmers who wanted WORA, including myself. It's also important to make a distinction between writing to an abstract API like Java and being able to run on multiple platforms vs. writing to the Mac or Win32 API and using hacks to duct-tape your app onto a different OS. At least Java was designed with multiple implementations in mind, as opposed to APIs designed for one specific OS on one specific CPU architecture.
There are responses to this message:
- Hairballs in my soup, Dave Winer, 12/6/1998; 5:47:30 AM
- Re: You end up with the same soup, Chris Hanson, 12/7/1998; 5:38:33 PM
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