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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Tree navigation & info display proposals
Date Tue, 31 May 2011 19:17:16 GMT
On 31/05/2011 18:28, Matthew Sacks wrote:
> 
> 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?

Yes.


>> 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> 

That would work.


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