[OS X TeX] TeXShop Feature Request

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 00:20:13 CET 2009


On Mar 7, 2009, at 5:56 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

>
> On Mar 7, 2009, at 2:16 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>
>> How about letting each use decide by setting a switch in the  
>> Preferences?
>
> One comment from my perspective as a developer: adding preferences  
> to satisfy every whim of every user is foolish.  In the end, it's  
> confusing for users (too many options) and a huge maintenance  
> headache for the developer, since a minor change may affect a dozen  
> weird little features that he never uses.

Now I don't wish on Koch even the smallest headache as I fervently  
count on him to outlive me.

> In my opinion, it's better to do one thing well and consistently  
> than be able to tweak the software to the nth degree.  Have you  
> ever looked at Word's options?

The last time I looked at Word at all was years ago and I got sick.

> Or tried to configure an Adobe product?

I don't even have the reader.

>   Or used Emacs,

Scared the hell out of me from even before I downloaded it to take a  
look.

> which is reportedly a great operating system that's only missing a  
> decent text editor?

I love that though.

> :)  Trying to satisfy everyone will ruin the user experience.

I guess that's that then.

Not really disappointed regards (Got those two old big screens.)
--schremmer
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