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Thinking about modal UIs

2021-12-13 20:45:03.280637+01 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Thinking about modal UIs, and how vi asks the user to keep a fairly complex mental model of the edit state, and how XCode's latency asks the user to keep an even more complex mental model of the edit state, or pause for 15 seconds while the editor catches up.

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#Comment Re: Thinking about modal UIs made: 2021-12-13 23:06:57.610575+01 by: markd

plus Xcode's editor likes to actively subvert the mental state. Backspace in front of of a matched empty set of delimiters, and it removes both of them. Now my mental state is one character off of what's in the fine. Not sure why they optimized for that specific case.

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