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From: Dale Arntson <d-arntson@u...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's long range graphical direction?
Correct me if I'm wrong about this. I believe GTK+ is reentrant. TK is
not. This can make a difference with regard to the ease and pleasure of
developing gui applications. From an emacs editor, you can only interact
with a reentrant gui application.

- Dale Arntson

Xavier Leroy wrote:
> 
> > To what degree does threading affect the answer?
> 
> No idea.  I've heard plenty of claims that multithreading helps
> building good GUIs (see e.g. BeOS), yet most popular GUIs (including
> TK and I think GTK too) seem to manage fine without multithreading.
> 
> If multithreading is a requirement, OCaml could probably cope with it
> using the "systems" thread library.
> 
> Let us hear what other members of this list think about this.
> 
> - Xavier Leroy