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From Matthew Sacks <matt...@matthewsacks.com>
Subject Re: Tree navigation & info display proposals
Date Tue, 31 May 2011 17:28:25 GMT

On May 31, 2011, at 2:41 AM, Pid wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Tentative proposal #1: remove 'setdomain' and 'domains' commands,
> instead extending & reusing the 'cd' and 'ls' commands.

Hi Pid,
So you mean instead of:

setdomain SomeDomain
cd Foo

you would type

cd SomeDomain:Foo

or cd SomeDomain?



> 
> My reasoning is that we're asking people to do one thing, then another,
> it's currently not very intuitive.
> 
> Tentative proposal #2: when a command succeeds, we don't currently
> display much information - we should modify the prompt and display some
> output.
> 
> E.g. When a 'cd' succeeds, we could list the new items, rather than
> require someone to type 'ls'.

Before the prompt would dynamically update to show the navigation in the tree.

Currently:
prompt> cd SomeDomain:Foo:Bar
prompt> 

Ideally:

prompt> cd SomeDomain:Foo:Bar
SomeDomain:Foo:Bar> 


> 
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> 
> p
> 


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