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- Subject: Re: LuaMotif
- From: Marc Balmer <marc@...>
- Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:48:33 +0200
Am 06.04.12 18:28, schrieb steve donovan:
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 3:15 AM, Miles Bader <email@example.com> 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'.
I like the state of affairs we have achieved with luamotif. It is
small, functional, and an industry standard. And our customers like it.