Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 17:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Since we're on a CLI kick today, here's an "attempt at presenting some of the most important guidelines for CLI design."
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RE: CLI != text only
by Alfman on Sun 7th Aug 2011 03:15 UTC in reply to "CLI != text only"
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"I admit, it's fun to think about playing video on character-cell displays. Yet I also think that many people confuse CLI's as something that lives within a text only terminal.

A less limiting version of CLI's would allow for graphical displays."

Yes, this is actually what I meant by my maps query interface example under the CLI Article. The GUI part should remain, but a CLI query engine could be added. Something like Autocad or SQL software uses.

The CLI should function with or without the GUI portion to give the user maximum flexibility.

Edited 2011-08-07 03:18 UTC

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