Saturday, January 17, 2009

GUI vs Command Line

For those in software development and aiming at more, my following observation:

when one launches a task in GUI and it gets by some means frozen, there is no way to painlessly stop that particular task but kill the entire GUI.

when one launches a task in the Command Line and you suspect it got frozen, you simple stop the task by CTRL+X or CTRL+Z or CTRL+C (any key combination that does it).

The point is: I would aim at multithreading (or even creating separate processes) of consuming tasks so that I could easily undo any task-related actions. I would be really happy to have a functionality where I can press CTRL+Z to undo any action be it new thread/process for a task or typing a letter in a sentence.

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