Re: Commit: The end to the file->close debate

Subject: Re: Commit: The end to the file->close debate
From: Sam TH (
Date: Thu Aug 30 2001 - 14:47:58 CDT

On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 07:58:53PM +0100, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-08-30 at 19:37, Sam TH wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 11:36:18AM -0400, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> > > All platforms have been updated, except the Mac, which never called the
> > > "closeWindow" function. Now clicking the 'X' button calls the "closeWindowX"
> > > function. Now it's time for me to close those bugs...
> > May I suggest that we be willing to change this behavior if *actual
> > usability testing* (and only that) suggests that it is suboptimal.
> Which of the described behaviours do you mean?
> I totally disagree with you if you mean the behaviour of efectively
> closing the application if on the last instance on clicks on the [x]
> window button.
> Do not mix application functionality with window management, _please_!

Sounds like a good behavior. However, I think the overriding
principle should be that if one behavior is clearly easier for users,
we should do that. Right now, we have the behavior that users claim
they like. That's better than a behavior that the developers claim to
like, but not the same as the easiest behavior available. We don't
have data on what that would be, but if such data appears, we should
accept it.

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