"Looking the gift horse straight in the mouth"
misrael at scripps.edu
Wed Nov 9 21:37:56 EST 1994
In article <7NOV199412022977 at seqvax.caltech.edu>, mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu (David Mathog) writes:
> Speaking as a harried system(s) manager, [...]
> I suggest that grant reviewers going through applications that include
> software development, make sure that the project employs the rules that are
> put forth below. It will save us all some money and insure that any tools
> developed are available to the largest number of users.
> 1. It is written in ANSI C or Fortran 77 (but NOT both).
If you force developers to use FORTRAN 77 and C instead of more modern
languages (such as FORTRAN 90 and C++), the software will be buggier,
harder to reuse, and harder to maintain. Grant reviewers should weigh
these considerations against portability.
> 7. A GUI must be able to handle 1,2, or 3 button mice. Optimally, use
> only one button. (Ever try getting "ALT-CTRL-Right Button" in MacX?)
Why not buy 3-button mice for your Macs? They exist.
misrael at scripps.edu Mark Israel
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