ANNOUNCE - graphics package

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Jan 20 13:19:45 CET 2004


 wrote:
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> Rob Pike also wrote acme, which in my eyes qualifies as a
> "very-high-level user interface toolkit" (Luke Gorrie).  Its
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> There is also a clone for Unix called wily
> (http://www.cs.yorku.ca/~oz/wily/), but its programmatic model is
> completely different and uses sockets.

the user interface part of wily is very close to acme. most differences 
i can remember are a few niceties in wily, like the possibility to 
execute a command directly by doing <RET> after having typed it.

due to the extream simplicity of the underlying concepts most of the 
daily use of acme/wily is automatic, without thinking.
so there is a really confusing difference: b1b2 on text executes this 
text as a command in both acme and wily. the command gets as its 
arguments the text that was selected. but the current directory is the 
directory of the ''command'' in acme, whereas wily uses the directory of 
the arguments as current directory.


bengt



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