automatic ex/import of data

John Griessen john_g at
Wed Jun 30 13:33:18 EDT 2004

I have not used this yet, but see how it could be a very good thing:

Suppose you set up a terminal/workstation similar to a POS cash register to deal with 
other things like inventory changes in a shop.   Then as you use up materials, you could 
type in a very small amount of keystrokes such as project number, and part number and 
quan, and get instant feedback if the part number or project number does not exist yet, 
otherwise a paperless entry of an inventory transaction for manufacturing accounting.

The special purpose workstation would be a generator of scheme commands and receive
responses, and it could do so with a touchscreen and touchpad interface wall mounted 
in a dusty or humid environment for cheap.   No, this kind of feature is less likely to be used by 
one doing bookkeeping data entry.   That person seems never to write much code, or 
when in that mode never to write much code.

John Griessen

On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 23:10, Linas Vepstas wrote:
Almost no one used the perl bindings either.

Anyway, I have no idea if we suceeded or failed with the scheme
bindings.  Failed, I suppose, in that no one uses them or cares very
much ... 

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