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There is something that [[http://www.raskincenter.org/|Jeff Raskin]] has to say about monotonity:
[...] Archy counters these problems by eliminating modes, which can be a significant source of confusion and error, and streamlining the decision process through "monotony," that is, giving you only one way to accomplish a task. Modelessness and monotony encourage the formation of useful habits that enable you to work faster and more confidently. When such habits are fully formed, you can perform those tasks without conscious thought, and thus not be distracted from your content and your intentions. This is called achieving automaticity.
So it's not always "the stricter - the better", but it is "there should be one obvious way of doing something". Incidentally, this is also one of the "guidelines" in Python, a language that scores high in readability and ease of editing existing code. Here's the [[http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0020/|Zen of Python]].
-- RadomirDopieralski, 2007-02-02
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46 04-Apr-2007 22:52 34.86 kB Gregor Hagedorn to previous | to last Please reopen discussion, focussing on user needs rather than programmer needs
45 22-Mar-2007 16:17 33.222 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last Nothing wrong
44 22-Mar-2007 15:32 32.74 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last what is exactly wrong?
43 02-Mar-2007 00:47 32.502 kB MicheleTomaiuolo to previous | to last Email-style emphasis
42 01-Mar-2007 12:35 31.96 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last clarity
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