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- Subject: Re: RIP GUIs
- From: Asko Kauppi <askok@...>
- Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 11:22:36 +0200
What's coming out of my factory maybe next week is an NCurses
binding. Funny, but it's kind of GUI too. At least it's proven to be
long living. :D
Jerome Vuarand kirjoitti 16.12.2006 kello 1.36:
Peter Sommerfeld wrote:
And BTW, I wonder why one should reinvent the wheel and make yet
another GUI framework based on yet another graphical interface...
Portability is the issue and "to make it better" :-))
As said before: the topic is probably to general for this list.
my 2 cent
I don't think the discussion is off topic. Any general purpose
scripting language needs at some point or another a widely
accepted, portable and easy to use gui library, like what tk is to
tcl. The widely acceptance criterion is conditionned by the fact
that the lib must respect the language paradigm (in the case of Lua
simple C source, extensibility and embeddability). Lua is lacking one.
The problem with gui libraries is that their lifetime is quite
short, and there are 'dead bodies' everywhere on the internet, so
finding an alive lib is quite difficult. Making it widely accepted
in such a short time span is extremely hard. So on that basis any
discussion that may trigger wide interest in a potential gui
cornerstone for Lua on this mailing list is a good thing.
My 2 cents :-)