Musings on an Erlang GUI System.

Daniel Dudley <>
Mon Feb 17 20:35:29 CET 2003

Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:

> > 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?
> The GUI also includes menus, toolbars, dialogs and other
> things that IMHO just don't need to be rendered to paper.

Yes, but it's only the canvas which contains "user-data".
All those other things pertain to user-functionality.

> Sometimes it is best to use the best tool that fits the
> purpose. If that happens to be an all-round tool, okay!
> And if not, not.

Sure, but it's probably wishful thinking. Isn't there a
language called Logo that was designed to do just that?
IIRC, that's only used in schools -- upto the fourth grade.


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