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Date: 2004-01-05 (08:10)
From: Adolf Mathias <dolfi@z...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Tcl/Tk
skaller wrote:

>I have lablgtk. It would appear Redhat -- not to mention
>the GNU people -- regard Gtk as the standard GUI, and
>consider Tk obsolete. Tk isn't installed on RH9 by default
>and there is no install option to include it.
>I agree. I don't run Tcl/Tk as a matter of principle.
>It sucks .. :-)
Don't want to start a religious war here, but I beg to disagree - When 
Tcl/Tk appeared in the early 90s, it was quick and usable on the Sun 
stations in our lab (<100MHz, 32MByte if I remember well), and allowed 
you to do some amazing things due to the tight integration of the 
windowing toolkit and Tcl. And the canvas is still a wonderful piece of 
software. Gtk on the other hand has a very sluggish feeling on my 
Pentium 2.4 GHz notebook with 512 MByte, and the C API is just awful 
when it comes to hooking widgets and signals together - nowhere as 
simple as Tcl's bind commands for widgets and canvas items. And then the 
config database... OK, I have to admit that design-wise, some of the GTK 
skins look a bit nicer that the clunky Tk widgets ;)
 I guess that a native OCaml toolkit would be a real killer.


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