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On Tuesday 08 February 2011 01:50:28 steve donovan wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:36 PM, Steve Litt <> 
> > * 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.)

Tell us more about declarative GUI building. I'd LOVE to pound out an outline 
and then have it converted to a screen.

> 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.

Yeah, everyone but me just LOVES MVC. Me -- every time I see MVC I just keep 
asking myself "OK, where do I put this, where do I put that?" If I liked MVC I 
would have been a Rails man a long time ago :-)


Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package