GUI & ex11

Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW) Vlad.Dumitrescu@REDACTED
Tue Feb 25 14:26:56 CET 2003

> From: Luke Gorrie [mailto:luke@REDACTED]
> About GUI toolkits, maybe someone already mentioned this, but the
> Common Lisp Interface Manager (CLIM) looks extremely sexy to me. You
> can find a lot of links about it at

Yes, it's a fine thing. 

I think it might be a "problem" that all (most?) GUI frameworks are object-oriented. I for one have difficulties even thinking about them in other terms... The question is: will a kind of "object system" make it's way to Erlang, or will we come up with an alternative way to look at GUIs? I think both kind of solutions would be kind of breakthroughs, so I look forward to any of them!

	As for object systems, I think the one that might be one of the best fit is Lisp's genericity mechanism, and also use of declared interfaces/protocols. How this might be implemented is completely covered in darkness. Not for long, I hope :-)


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