[Pharo-project] about cursor: an interesting blog post

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Fri Jun 1 12:53:02 EDT 2012


We will have to look at that 
now let us finish what we started.

> I am completely agree with this post.
> A showWhile: pattern takes its roots from modal processing,
> when user is blocked and have to wait till something will give control
> back to him.
> This is inacceptable and should be exterminated. It was excusable for 80's ,
> partly excusable in 90's .. and completely inexcusable past 0's.
> A progress bar is another abomination of same kind.
> Look at download bars in your internet browser: do they center it in a
> window on top of everything and preventing you from doing anything? or
> maybe they just sit in the corner and not interfere?
> This is a road where we should put our steps on.
> We should remember once and for eternity: staying responsible to user
> input is most important task for a system. The rest doesn't matters.
> On 31 May 2012 21:22, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>> http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/userblogs/travis/blogView?showComments=true&printTitle=Cursor_consider_showWhile:_%5BHarmful%5D&entry=3432339015
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko.

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