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Re: right way to deal with output in PSPPIRE

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: right way to deal with output in PSPPIRE
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:54:48 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 09:35:53AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      You know, for output in PSPPIRE, the "correct" thing to do is
>      probably to not write it anywhere, by default, until the user
>      saves it explicitly with File|Save (and we'd want to prompt them
>      if they tried to exit without saving).  That's closer to what
>      every other GUI program does, and it would be the same behavior
>      in Unix and Windows.
> I agree.  As I'm sure you'll remember, the current way that the gui
> displays its output is a quick and dirty hack re-using as much as
> possible of the pre-existing output subsystem.

Definitely.  This particular wart is just the one that has
received the most attention on pspp-dev lately, it's certainly
not the only or even the biggest.
"...I've forgotten where I was going with this,
 but you can bet it was scathing."

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