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Date: 2010-05-06 (10:45)
From: ben kuin <benkuin@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] about OcamIL
> for instance abstracting over
> x11/win32(horrors!) windowing systems first....

you're an optimist :-)

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Eray Ozkural <> wrote:
> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 1:36 AM, ben kuin <> wrote:
>> I think the main problem is the lack of cross platform gui that looks
>> good on windows.
>> LablTk: ok only for simple gui
>> LablGtk:    fragile on linux, bad on windows
>> qt:      I once tried to create bindings for a newer qt release ( >
>> 4.2), I didn't finished it, but I think it would be doable. The big
>> problem though is the huge qt dependency with this blackboxy C++/moc
>> thing .
> yeah i tried my hand once too :/ i've been thinking about this.
> perhaps the best bet is to write a proper gui toolkit in ocaml. after
> all this is the most productive programming language, right? :D i
> remember a lot of interesting gui frameworks and approaches for
> functional languages. i bet we could create a much better api than any
> of those once we get rid of the low-level low-tech approach to gui
> programming. why don't we write a google summer of code proposal for
> that? perhaps some enthusiastic students would take up the challenge.
> it could be divided into some stages, for instance abstracting over
> x11/win32(horrors!) windowing systems first....
> cheers,
> --
> Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate.  Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara