about graphics and GUI

Niclas Eklund <>
Wed Sep 20 10:39:05 CEST 2000


On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Gunilla Hugosson wrote:
> The reason for dropping IG is that it takes too much time
> and effort maintaining two applications doing more and less
> the same thing, and we (OTP) consider IC better since it uses
> a standardized way of describing interfaces (IDL) and can
> generate interfaces Erlang-Erlang/C/Java, not only Erlang-C.
> Don't know about any people getting into a mess.
> 
> Regards, Gunilla

... and last, but not least, CORBA which give you easy access to a lot of
platforms and Language bindings (Erlang, Java, C/C++, Ada, etc).

/Nick

> Sean Hinde wrote:
> > 
> > Hi Tobbe,
> > 
> > > If not binary syntax is a must you may well try IG for this.
> > 
> > I have downloaded it and plan to have a play when I get some time. It would
> > be useful though if someone could explain what the pitfalls are which led
> > Ericsson to drop it from Erlang/OTP in the first place. I think I read
> > somewhere that it was to do with people getting themselves into a mess in
> > their use of it..?
> > 
> > Sean






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