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Does LablTk have a future?
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Date: 2005-08-30 (14:01)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: GUI for OCaml (was: Re: [Caml-list] Does LablTk have a future?)
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 09:16:20AM +0200, David MENTRE wrote:
> The client of my application is also written in Lablgtk2 and, despite
> helpful answers by Jacques Garrigue and Olivier Andrieux as well as
> SooHyoung Oh's tutorials, I find programming with Labgtk2 not very
> easy (to say the least). I find Lablgtk2 is largely under-documented.
> Of course, this is a large task that cannot be achieved by two
> individuals.

Lablgtk2 is a pain, but I think the pain comes from Gtk itself, not
any shortcomings in lablgtk2 or ocaml.

> I'd also loved too. Having a cross-platform GUI (with native look and
> behaviour on Windows and MacOS X),   programmed using a functional
> style, well documented (with reference manual and tutorial) and with
> necessary tools (GUI design application) would be very very helpful.
> However this is a huge task. [...]

It is a huge task.  I'm not even sure what a "functional" API for a
GUI toolkit would look like.  Ideas?  Example code snippets?


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