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 Delgarde on Mon 8th Aug 2011 01:44 UTC in reply to "CLI != text only"
Delgarde
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A less limiting version of CLI's would allow for graphical displays. Take something like gnuplot: it definitely has a command driven interface, but it also pops open a graphical window to display a graph.


Actually, consider the address bar of your browser. It's a pretty simple CLI now, but is in many ways evolving - particularly since you can already run Javascript in it. Or for that matter, the Firebug console, for a more powerful example...

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