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- Subject: Re: LuaMotif
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 18:28:01 +0200
On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 3:15 AM, Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What would be _really_ neat would be a common Lua GUI interface that
> could be supported by any of these various GUI libraries...
It is a fascinating idea; I've done declarative-style coding in
LuaJava with Swing and it was much easier. It is _totally_ possible to
have a common interface that could be implemented by suitable backends
like lua-gtk, etc. The idea would not be to go for a 'full' package,
because that would be too big for embedding] but just the basic common
widget set and operations.
Personally, I just find the big toolkits too big - if you want to give
your colleagues a small utility, then shipping it with 6-9 megs of
shared libraries defeats the idea of 'small utility'.