[rescue] tired of current GUIs / a rant about the daily garbage we put up with

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 12:54:52 CDT 2019

I lean towards a 'conspiracy of convenience' - yes, programmers are lazy, and
yes, memory and processors clocks are cheap.

Programming has, for the most part, evolved from an art to a trade - 'back in
the day' things like TurboPascal were works of passion and the original 4K and
8K Microsoft BASIC interpreters were amazing in what they did (and how they
did it), while today it literally isn't worth it to optimize your code in many
applications (allowing for certain notable exceptions). Programmers can easily
hide sloppy/inelegant code under a mountain of CPU resources.

Ken (Lionel)

> On Oct 23, 2019, at 12:39, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> I really think that one of them is the perception that RAM and CPU are
> cheap, and therefore bloat isn't important any more.  I have seen *CLI*
> applications that pull in all of the GTK+ core libraries in order to get
> *one string handling function*.  Christ on a crutch, people, lazy much?
> The Gnome ecosystem is particularly bad about this.

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