duncanjonathan at YAHOO.CA
Mon Jul 9 02:40:42 UTC 2007
Valerie Sutton wrote:
> Hi Kelly Jo -
> Thanks for your opinion. It is good to know that people like things
> the way they are. And of course more symbols is not the point...it is
> just more consistent as a whole, with the entire writing system...if
> all the Movement Arrows had 8 rotations. The programming problems we
> have with the Rotation Symbols can be fixed in some kind of special
> programming without adding more symbols, I suppose. But adding the
> basic 8 rotations would take away the need for special programming.
> And I personally use the diagonal Rotation Symbols myself, and I have
> missed it in the software over the years...
As a programmer I would prefer the extra symbols over having to add
special programming. It is much better to have the option to use the
extra symbols or the special programming. There are plenty things to
program without doing extra programming a few more symbols will fix. I
don't think the ISWA should be dependant on special programming as this
would hinder the adopting it. If a programmer wants to do special
programming, then he or she can just pretend that the extra symbols
aren't there. What are another thousand or two thousand more symbols to
a set of thirty thousand.
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