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- Subject: Re: RAD: was Orbiter - a personal http app server
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:50:28 +0200
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:36 PM, Steve Litt <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Lua<-->Lazarus
Ah, good old Delphi. Those _were_ good days. Apparently the
executables produced by Lazarus are somewhat enormous.
> I'll tell you one thing Steve. If I do have to reinvent the wheel, and if you
> can make a screen designer and a module to retain state between web pages
> (probably with cookies or a session id), I can do everything else
You know, I like screen designers but wonder if they're not an
evolutionary dead end. I like the idea of using the shape of the
data, plus hints, to automatically lay out forms - 'declarative' GUI
building. (This may be a cognitive style thing, of course. Many do
prefer to lay out forms manually.)
Web-style programming (separation of markup, style and functionality)
has a lot to offer to the traditional desktop GUI development model.
It allows designers and programmers to collaborate more effectively.