Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 11th Aug 2004 07:53 UTC
Editorial Computers are complex systems but it's a mistake to assume they need to be complex to use. However, usability is not as easy as it may first seem. It is a different discipline from software development lacking the strict logic or having a "right way". There are only differing requirements and differing collections of guidelines. Making things easy is difficult.
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What does grep mean?
by Anonymous on Thu 12th Aug 2004 01:06 UTC

grep means grep. There is not really a real world word for the program before the it was named grep. (The closed real world words are search and find but they are used for programs that do something completely different and are not real fits for grep). You also have to consider that in the world market any language you will choose will be spoken by only a minority of the market. So will you name every program different for every different language market (and be included on my personal hitlist) or will you just use english which 50% of the market does not understand. And in the latter case Why bother at all when most people wont be helped anyway


ps. There is also the political angle. When you don't really use english you will not have problem with language nazi's that will complain about not using theirs because you just can say that it is just a combination of letters and that it has nothing to do with english