FW: UI thoughts

Luke Gorrie <>
Thu Mar 6 00:22:29 CET 2003


Ulf Wiger <> writes:

> >I think handling only rectangular areas is a reasonable assumption
> >for a GUI. If necessary, one could use an alpha channel to simulate
> >round windows.
> 
> True. Why make it more complicated than it has to be.

It's a pity that the "Project Oberon" book is so hard/expensive to
get. It's got a really fun and extreme "throw away everything that's
not absolutely necessary and would complicate the implementation"
approach to GUIs. Its overall design is reassuringly Emacs-like, I
think :-)

Cheers,
Luke




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