Musings on an Erlang GUI System.

Marc Ernst Eddy van Woerkom <>
Mon Feb 17 19:28:53 CET 2003


>   > << Is it meaningful to use a common representation for screen
>   > and paper UI?
>
>   IMHO, no.
>
>   > Aren't those media used for completely different
>   > purposes?
>
>
>   IMHO, yes.

Now you have a 72dpi canvas for drawing on the screen, and some 600dpi canvas
for drawing on the paper.
In 5 years you might have e-paper with a 300dpi canvas as screen.
So those canvases operate on similiar scales.

Of course the GUI, lets say an editor, and a printout, lets say the
doc it edits would be two different "images".
But why not use the same drawing commands for both?

Regards,
Marc



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