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Does LablTk have a future?
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Date: 2005-08-30 (15:47)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: GUI for OCaml (was: Re: [Caml-list] Does LablTk have a future?)
On Tuesday 30 August 2005 16:33, mmzeeman wrote:
> The Clean programming language seems to have a nice functional GUI api
> (http://www.cs.ru.nl/~clean/index.html).

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

> Personnaly I like the Qt api. I think it should be possible to
> create/generate c++ to ocaml-objects wrappers so you could create Qt GUIs
> with ocaml.

This is exactly the kind of thing that I'd like to avoid. Firstly, Qt is a 
very expensive commercial product so we wouldn't use it. Secondly, Qt goes to 
great lengths to circumvent flaws in the C++ language. It would be a great 
shame to "port" these to OCaml. Finally, I found that TrollTech's own Qt 
demos segfault reliably, so I'd question Qt's stability.

I'd much rather see only low-level bindings with all of the widget code 
written in OCaml.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
Objective CAML for Scientists