[wingide-users] Tiny feature request

Martin Frankel martin_d_frankel at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 24 06:29:55 EDT 2006


This doesn't seem to be going anywhere useful so I'll try to make this 
as brief as possible.

1) Common case. It's safe to say that Python programmers more commonly 
switch between files with different names than between files with the 
same name. If that's not true for your work, that's unfortunate in all 
kinds of ways. There's got to be something you can do about it.

2) Compactness. Compactness is certainly valuble in UI design. You have 
already referred to the tradeoff between space and information, for 
example in your suggestion for ellipses. Compactness only harms 
usability if such a tradeoff is taken too far. You may feel that numbers 
in tabs go too far, which is understandable. But numbers do convey 
information, and they are very compact, and compactness is good, so it's 
not like there's an overriding design principle being violated.

I hope that clears things up somewhat.

Martin



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