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Subject: Re: FS#10891

Re: FS#10891

From: Peter Lecky <lecky_lists_at_nextra.sk>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:51:24 +0100

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On 9.11.2010 17:39, Paul Louden wrote:
> On 11/9/2010 10:22 AM, Alex Parker wrote:
>>
>>
>> I like the general idea, but the way it switches between what the
>> numbers mean depending on how many digits you use seems like it could
>> be confusing to me. Having 90 = 130 is a little odd, and if I see I
>> can type 90 to have 1 minute 30, I would expect e.g. 600 to be 10
>> minutes, not 6 minutes. I think sticking to one method would be better.
>>
>>
> I definitely agree with this: If there's no separator in the numbers
> (such as 600 as opposed to 6:00) I expect all digits to represent the
> same unit (in this case, presumably, seconds) initially, and could find
> myself surprised the first time seeking. Having it so that 90 = 130 is
> even more surprising and confusing. Ideally there would be a separator
> character or multiple fields to make it explicit.
>
> I'm not even sure what one should expect from 170 under "HHMMSS" digit
> allocation. Rejection, or 2 minutes 10 seconds? Under the current
> hybrid system would that be 170 seconds or 130 seconds?
Thanks for ideas. I will change the input format.

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Received on 2010-11-09


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