GUIs

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Wed Mar 14 11:27:56 CET 2001


Hi all!

After all the debate about GUIs and IDEs, I looked around to see what 
options there might be that I had overlooked. And there are quite a few. If 
this happens to be old news, please don't get angry at me :-)

One nice solution to use as an alternative to TclTk (which is a royal pain 
on Windows) would be for example wxWindows (www.wxwindows.org) which seem to 
be a good and stable framework for portable GUIs.

The next question is how to easily write wrapper Erlang modules around it 
(or another library). Here I found a cool tool called SWIG (www.swig.org) 
that can generate wrappers for C/C++ libraries in Tcl, Perl, Python, and a 
few other more languages - and it is possible to extend it to other 
languages.

I think it would be cool to have proper native GUI with a nice and complete 
framework. As for SWIG, an Erlang mode would be useful for many other 
libraries that people may want to interface with Erlang.

I don't have time, but I hope someone else does and also likes the idea :-)

best regards,
Vlad
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