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From: Johann Spies <jspies@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] LablGtk
On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 06:14:29PM +0900, Jacques Garrigue wrote:
> > I have the same problem: I want to see how thing are handled in
> > LablGtk.  I recently searched for an example of a notebook in LablGtk
> > but could not find one.
> 
> Here it is, as an example of interactive session using the threaded
> toplevel. I just looked at the types with OCamlBrowser, and did the
> "evident" thing.
...
> This is not too say that you didn't search enough. In fact it may take
> a while to get used to the basic concepts of typeful programming: look
> for the function with the right type.
> In the ideal, lablgtk is just intended to work as GTK+true types.

OK.  I tried to look for an example of the use of notebook by using
rgrep *.ml on /usr/share/doc/lablgtk and could not find anything.  It
was also not in testgtk.ml.

After your message I tried to search with Ocamlbrowser (which I do not
use regularly - maybe because I don't know it well). So I typed in
"notebook", clicked on "type" and pressed enter.  And nothing
happened.

I then selecte "name" and nothing happened.  There is no lablgtk
module listed by Ocamlbrowser.  But lablgtk is on my system in
/usr/lib/ocaml/lablgtk.

I did try and read the source of GPack but although that helped me a
little bit, I do not know enough of functional programming to always
understand the practical use of a function by looking at it's type.

I learn mostly through examples illustrating a principle.


> Can you give me a URL ?
> I've got a look at the wxPyton online tutorial, but except for using
> HTML it didn't strike me as much more informative than the short but
> dense lablgtk README. Note also that Python doesn't have types.

No I could find an url.  On my system it is part of the
wxPython/wxWindows-docmentation:

file:///usr/share/doc/wxwin2.2-doc/wxWindows-manual.html/wxwin471.htm#wxPython

> What about writing a FAQ. If you have questions without answers, I or
> others on the lablgtk list may fill them.

I might try and do that.  I have a lot more questions than answers. 

Regards.

Johann
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Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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