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- Subject: Re: win32 to lua binding
- From: Noel Frankinet <nfr@...>
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 08:54:40 +0200
Philippe Lhoste a écrit :
The user interface can be defined in lua, but I find that the structure
of an xml document a good match for the structure of the resulting UI
Noel Frankinet a écrit :
I am finishing a lua to WTL binding right now (WTL is a thin template
wrapper around win32,so its native win32, not .net).
The user interface is defined in XML and the interaction in lua (like
??? Why use XML?
Using XML in Lua is OK if you need to process XML data from the outer
world. XML is great in interprocess communication, I think. Or for
data that must be processed, transformed, etc.
But since Lua is, historically, basically a data description language
<http://www.lua.org/history.html>, for such relatively closed usage,
it would be better (more readable, easier to type (generate?), faster
to parse) to use Lua to define the user interface.
Just my 2€c.
Beside that, this project is interesting. Well, it is unfortunate that
there are many proprietary wrappers around Win32 API/GUI (if judging
from some messages I see) and no clear leader on the field.
I did not find much, do you have pointer on project ?
Thank you for your input
Gistek Software SA