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Re: perlfunc annonations or OOB enhancements?

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Matt Sergeant
August 28, 1999 03:40
Re: perlfunc annonations or OOB enhancements?
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Tom Christiansen wrote:
> The primary motivation for this kind of thing that I could discern is
> that ActiveState wants to do some kind of GUI hand-holding programming
> tool for people who can't remember the legal input or output values and
> contexts for functions, nor who can be bothered to look it up in the
> full description.  They'd like to codify this so they can build their
> products.  Dick seems to consider this kind of thing something which
> "all modern programmers expect", which shocks me.


I (and I hope others do too) consider myself a modern programmer, but I
don't feel I need dialog boxes to pop up while I'm typing. However this
_is_ something that helps novices (I saw lots of people ooing and ahing
at it when MS introduced VB6 at the Microsoft Developer Days conference
I went to - made me want to puke though).


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