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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 22:23:31

At 09:57 PM 3/3/2004, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:

>If it is so simple that it does nothing more than can be done with
>simple input and output streams, then what is the point in having it at

That's the point of the abstraction. To hide complexity ("A full-blown
GUI") behind an apparently simple facade ("a window stream" or "a window
object" or some other apparently simple abstraction).

Questions to ask of a GUI aren't just how well and easily does it do
complex tasks, but also how well and easily does it do simple tasks?


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