The paradigm of containers and self-referenced names
revdan at danshafer.com
Fri Mar 25 22:50:17 CST 2005
You gave me a real blast from the past with this one, Mikey. I was an
early enthusiast of Omnis, back when it was Omnis-3. (Last I checked
they were up to 7 and it looks like that's where things still are about
a year later.)
It was a wonderful development tool as long as you didn't want to do
anything its developers hadn't anticipated. But the walls were frequent
and invisible right up to the point of contact.
The programming paradigm -- point-and-click to build commands and
little or no typing (as in keyboard entry, not variable typing) -- was
enticing but limiting.
I was the founder and original president of OmniMUG, the Omnis
Macintosh User Group (at least I recall that's what the "M" was for; I
think it hadn't yet gone cross-platform).
On Mar 25, 2005, at 7:12 PM, Mikey wrote:
> Yet, Mark, the tool that might really be for you is one called Omnis.
> Omnis has been around forever.
Dan Shafer, Co-Chair
June 17-18, 2005, Monterey, California
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