1 Compile
2 Design
3 Implement
4 Modify
5 Misc
6 Licence

FunnelWeb Developer Manual

2.1 Introduction

This chapter contains notes on the design of FunnelWeb. These notes are mostly the result of a complete design review that occurred in late 1991 as part of the process of preparing FunnelWeb V3.0 for public release.

Throughout the FunnelWeb design process I have tried to stick to the principles of simplicity and clarity. As a rule, it was considered more important that a feature be simple, and not allow the user to outsmart himself, than it was for the feature to be elegant. For example, the FunnelWeb macro calling syntax is not as clean as the C preprocessor syntax, but is simpler and more visible, and so is less likely to cause trouble.

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