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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*nix CLI a poor example
by MidnightSun on Sun 7th Aug 2011 17:00 UTC
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Broaden your perspective beyond *nix.

Cryptic commands with a non-uniform naming convention and "switches" are archaic, a symptom of an environment which was built piecemeal rather than designed.

Check out the command line environment used by the IBM i.

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RE: *nix CLI a poor example
by siride on Mon 8th Aug 2011 03:57 in reply to "*nix CLI a poor example"
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I'm not going to defend some of the choices in Unix land, but what you linked to is hardly any more sane. Also, the attempt to turn it into English (a common disease in certain parts of the computer world) is disheartening.

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