So far I’m just using it to keep track of interesting feature ideas.
October 31, 2008
October 20, 2008
Nice article which puts a name to the way your junior programmers try to justify their 11 callbacks, all methods virtual and factory singletons when all you need is a single C function with the right parameters.
It’s certainly a grey area, but it’s the mark of a seasoned programmer that they can make the correct call.
Personally, I see a dividing line between public api (the api which covers 85% of customer needs) and the “implementation” api which is notionally public but actually very few people use.
I can tolerate a little baggage in the public api if it becomes more robust to future refactorings (especially a class of refactorings, not just a single one). There’s no place for cruft in your implementation api however because that usually contains the difficult stuff and the interfaces reflect to a much greater extent the underlying implementation which may be changed any time.
October 6, 2008
Keys 2,5,8 now resize to the middle third on the second press. Thus it’s now really easy to create a 3×2 grid.
I now consider grid to be feature complete. The only things left are polish – respecting window minimum size hint and window size increment (for terminals). Animation would might be a nice option if somebody would like to submit a patch.