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From: Martin DeMello <martindemello@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Desktop GUI toolkits - current state of the art?
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 4:36 AM, Jacques Garrigue
<garrigue@math.nagoya-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> I'm not sure which examples you looked at for lablgtk2.
> The goals of lablgtk are:
>  * be as close as possible to the spirit of Gtk+
>  * while providing type and memory safety
>  * and allow comfortable use through objects and optional arguments
> This resulted in a 2-layer implementation, with a lower layer
> that just wraps basic Gtk+ calls, and an object layer on top of it.
> Some examples mix the two layers, which may look strange, but
> I think that when you use only the upper layer, this is clean enough.
> (The lower layer is not dirty, but converting between the two may be
> verbose and look clumsy).

That might be the problem, then. I was looking at the examples in the
translation of the gtk tutorial, and a lot of it seemed like C code
translated to OCaml. Could you point me to some example of code
written using the high level API?

> The obvious alternative to lablgtk2 is of course labltk.
> I personally think that labltk is still the easiest way to build a GUI,
> but many do not like Tk's look&feel.

Does labltk have any prospect of being updated for tk 8.5? I tried
using it but discovered I'd have to install tk8.4 first.

martin