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From: Jean-Marc EBER <jeanmarc.eber@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] WxWidgets?
Hi all,

The name of the student is François-Xavier Houard.
He is a student of Emmanuel Chailloux.
His email address is : fxhouard@free.fr

Hi worked on a wxWidgets-ocaml binding for a few months. He continued this work 
as a summer job during July and August at LexiFi in Paris.

Unfortunately, he didn't have enough time to finish this indeed very interesting 
work.

I'm sure he will be happy to share his experience and code with anybody 
interested. I let him step in (be patient, he's now supposed to be in a 
university lecture and can only read this list later)...

Jean-Marc Eber



Daan Leijen wrote:

> SooHyoung Oh wrote:
> 
>>I've followed wxHaskell method and implemented some of widgets
>>with Ocaml.
>>Implementing all of widgets of wxEiffel C wrapper requires much time,
>>so I'm finding more systematic method.
>>
>>Can you give me more hints about your comments about
>>how to generate Ocaml binding using wxDirect?
>>  
>>
> Well,  I think I would rewrite wxDirect -- it is not that much work to 
> do this
> for OCaml  (maybe 3 days?).  Anyway, wxDirect takes a C header file that
> contains *all* wxWidgets wrapper declarations and creates Haskell signatures
> from them. As described in the paper, the C header file is somewhat special
> as it contains a lot of extra type information (in the form of macros) 
> that you
> need to generate a proper marshaller. The C header is thus a poor-mans IDL.
> 
> We can get away with this, as the number of types and marshalling 
> required is
> really simple for wxWidges, it is basically integers and pointers to 
> objects: no
> structures, arrays, general pointers, or nested types.
> 
> Anyway, I would also advice you to contact the student I mentioned in my
> previous mail -- unfortunately I forgot his name (Francois ?)  I think 
> he is a
> student of Didier Remy? (or at least another well-known French computer 
> scientist).
> Anyhow, he made a lot of progress with a wxOCaml binding and from his 
> mails I
> got the impression that he did a thorough job. I think it can save a lot 
> of work to start
> from his library.
> 
> All the best,
>   Daan Leijen.
> 
> 
>>Thanks.
>>
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Daan Leijen" <daan@cs.uu.nl>
>>To: "Caml Mailing List" <caml-list@inria.fr>
>>Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:00 AM
>>Subject: Re: [Caml-list] WxWidgets?
>>
>>
>>  
>>
>>>Hi all,
>>>
>>>I have created a binding from Haskell to wxWidgets, called wxHaskell.
>>>You can find more information (and nice screenshots) at
>>><wxhaskell.sourceforge.net>
>>>There is also a paper about it at <www.cs.uu.nl/~daan/pubs.html>
>>>
>>>I also know that there is a student in France that has made a lot of
>>>progress
>>>on an O'Caml binding to wxWidgets (as he contacted me a few times
>>>about technical issues). He also used the wxEiffel C wrapper (that
>>>    
>>>
>>wxHaskell
>>  
>>
>>>uses)
>>>
>>>Personally, I am very impressed with wxWidgets: wxHaskell works
>>>very well across the main platforms (MacosX, Windows, and GTK)
>>>and is quite stable. It is also nice that wxWidgets uses native controls
>>>on each platform, giving an application native look-and-feel.
>>>
>>>A particularly pragmatic route to implementing a wxWidgets binding
>>>to wxHaskell would adapt the wxDirect program of wxHaskell to generate
>>>O'Caml bindings and just copy the wxHaskell model -- it would fit O'Caml
>>>quite well, especially when OCaml objects are used to model the C++
>>>    
>>>
>>classes.
>>  
>>
>>>Anyway, I hope this helps,
>>>All the best,
>>> Daan Leijen.
>>>
>>>[ps. I probably won't  respond to this thread anymore as I am going to
>>>ICFP.]
>>>
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