Which GUI?

bjorn bjorn at roguewave.com
Tue Feb 22 01:00:32 CET 2000


Robert Roy wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Feb 2000 16:30:16 +0100, Gerrit Holl
> <gerrit.holl at pobox.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >> > > - Clean design, if possible OO.
> >> >
> >> > All GUI's have this feature, As Far As I Saw So Far.
> >>
> >> Tcl/Tk is not OO (at least not in its base version).
> >
> >Tkinter *is* OO, and the fact the underlying Tcl/Tk isn't bothers
> >me a lot.
>
> I think you are wasting your worries on something that is really not
> all that important. The fact is that we use Tkinter when we program.
> Tkinter adds an OO layer on top of some procedural code. Is this
> evil?. No.  Is is unprecedented? No. Abstract it far enough and all
> languages do it. I mean should it bother you a lot that the first C++
> compilers (more accurately pre-compilers) actually wrote a pile of C
> code then compiled it? No because that is an implementation detail.

But if you remember the "joy" it was to debug the resulting mess, it
should give you at least one argument for building on a higher level GUI
toolkit.

don't-do-enough-gui-programming-to-care-yet'ly y'rs
-- bjorn






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