GUI builders considered harmful
bruce+usenet at cenderis.demon.co.uk
Sun Jun 5 22:43:16 CEST 2005
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
> The first, and most obvious, thing that GUI builders do is force the
> developer to specify an exact position - if not size - for the
> graphical elements of the UI.
They do? I don't remember them doing that. I just downloaded SpecTcl
(a oldish example) just to check, and that doesn't. I presume more
recent ones work no less well?
I seem to remember that the GUI builder in Visual Studio didn't seem
to be particularly sane (I couldn't seem to work out how to get a
dialog to resize appropriately to accommodate different font sizes,
for example), but I assumed that was just me failing to understand
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