[rt-devel] Confusing user interface in commandline rt

Rich Lafferty rich+rt at lafferty.ca
Mon Jun 3 22:37:22 EDT 2002

On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 09:48:15AM +0930, Dan Shearer (dan at tellurian.com.au) wrote:
> On the other hand, anyone who habitually does things from the commandline
> should be well enough informed to know that he should have an environment
> variable set at all times for safety.

The knowledge should spring forth from their head like Athena from
Zeus's? That's just as broken as the current UI. "It's not a bad UI,
because you should know how it works in advance." 

Blaming the user for not understanding a bad UI on the user leaves you
with a bad UI and an justifiably annoyed user. 


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