...he might be used to a forum that actually has the word "edit" somewhere around the post.
What a great idea. Someone should have thought of it earlier, it's so obvious. Why don't we make user interfaces that are actually helpful? Especially GUI ones.
No seriously, I have been hearing about good GUI design for decades, there are thousands of GUI design "experts" around. Many books written about it. There have been GUI standards and recommendations from the likes of Apple and MS since they ever had a GUI. But it seems GUI's have been getting worse and worse recently.
One forum I frequent has an "edit" button. But it's hidden behind a gear icon, presumably where setting or tools might go, but as there is only one option there "edit" why not just have a pencil icon on the post itself, or the word "Edit"?
Then there are GUI's where such tools are hidden behind icons that don't even show up. Invisible until you hover the mouse over where they should be. How nuts is that?
OK, today's rant over.
Memory in C++ is a leaky abstraction .