re: On GUI-shaming and a mountain of hot takes VIEW POST


I use Jupyter Notebook and gedit when I develop and test. This is partly a matter of convenience in that didn’t grow up using the tty; I grew up using GUIs. Another good part of GUIs is that they lend themselves well to using more tools than just a keyboard, like a mouse.

I find myself using the command line when a piece of software on our Unix cluster needs single (e.g. vi), or systematic (e.g. sed) fixes, and I suspect it’d be faster than scp-ing the file to my machine for editing.

That said, I do like the idea of getting everybody familiar with the tty and the spirit of Unix-likeness. Some of my favorite programs I’ve written are little shell scripts that free up hours πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

code of conduct - report abuse