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Re: Re: Mathematica behavior using highlighting and keyboard
Apple still does, except that the printed book is now an even longer PDF. One thing I miss going from Cocoa (Mac OS X) development to Mathematica is the degree of flexibility I have in Cocoa. The Interface builder provides guides to ensure proper placement, etc., which are missed in Mathematica. I know that Mathematica has to be cross-platform, and there are different UI paradigms in Linux and Windows, but from my perspective, Wolfram should have adopted something like the Apple Guidelines as a best in class solution. george On Apr 12, 2009, at 3:49 AM, AES wrote: > Just for historical interest, I'm looking right now at an attractive > 144-page softbound copy of Apple Computer's thoughtful 1987 manual on > "Human Interface Guidelines: The Apple Desktop Interface" (published > and > sold through Addison-Wesley) that I just took down from my bookshelf. > It includes about a dozen pages (and 30 index entries) on the topic of > "Selection," that include much of what you discuss above. Nice to > know > that software companies once thought carefully about these issues -- > not > to mention publishing them and living by them.