A plea or sanity in port options menu

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Feb 2 12:13:40 PST 2009

On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Bill Moran wrote:

> How about:
>       Options for port-fu
> [ ] BRG   Bernstein Riggs Guillotine parsing
> [X] QFZ   Quantum Freeze Zulu rending
> At least that one gives me _some_ idea what those TLAs mean.

There was talk some time ago of having extended descriptions.  Several 
ideas, but the one that made the most sense to me would be a box at the 
bottom that would display a description as you moved through the 

[.] BRG

Bernstein Riggs Guillotine parsing

with the . representing the cursor/highlight position.  Move down and 
the bottom line would change to say "Quantum Freeze Zulu rending".  The 
nice thing about the box at the bottom is it would give a full line or 
possibly several lines for explanations.

Seems like it could be added without breaking the existing system with 
an optional OPTIONS_DESC variable that would correspond with OPTIONS.
I don't really know how hard that would be; ideas are cheap, 
implementation more costly.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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