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Date: 2010-05-05 (23:13)
From: Eray Ozkural <examachine@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] about OcamIL
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....


Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate.  Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara