Subject: Re: [boost] "I want everything" should build "out of the box" (on Windows)
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-28 13:14:57
Kenny Riddile wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Kenny Riddile wrote:
>>>> Are you suggesting that a UI where you see all configuration variables
>>>> immediately, and can tweak them, is a good idea?
>>> Do I sense some sarcasm? :)
>> There was none intended -- I actually wanted to know the answer to that question.
>> In part, because you specifically mentioned the gui as good thing, so I want
>> to find out *what* is attractive exactly.
>> There's of course hidden agenda somewhere there, but it does not affect genuinity
>> of the question.
> Oh, then yes, I am unequivocally saying that is a good thing, especially
> when the GUI runs on all major platforms and has fairly intuitive
> command-line alternatives to fall back on. Just as in programming,
> having a good interface prevents confusion and misuse. A GUI has the
> ability to make it immediately clear which variables are available and
> which values are valid for each variable. Doing that without a GUI
> usually requires reading through separate textual documentation and
> piecing together the information you need.
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk