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Date: 2003-03-12 (03:56)
From: mgushee@h...
Subject: Cross-platform GUI (was Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity)
On 12 Mar 2003 at 11:32, Nicolas Cannasse wrote:

> > One other unrelated observation on language acceptance:
> >
> > In the the industry, they accept new languages as their IDE become
> > usable. 

> and of course a multiplatform (unix+windows) GUI since doing it from
> unix-only won't help people from the industry and doing it for windows only
> won't help the large part of the ocaml community.

I wonder if anyone has thought about developing an OCaml interface to 
FOX (www.fox-toolkit.org)? Though I haven't done any serious 
programming with it yet, I've tried out a couple of FOX applications, 
and was quite impressed with the quality of the interface. If you 
read the Goals & Approach statement on the Web site, it's also very 

I think OCaml + FOX could be a winning combination. Unfortunately, I 
don't know C++, or I'd write the wrapper myself. But if anyone else 
feels like taking it on, I'm happy to help with testing and 

Matt Gushee
Englewood, CO USA

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