Towards a native windows GUI

Richard A. O'Keefe <>
Fri Aug 19 06:22:56 CEST 2005


Joe Armstrong wrote:
> 	5) The libraries became so complicated that nobody 
>        could understand them an so IDE's and GUI designing
>        programs were invented, that spat out code containing
>        library calls for the complex libraries in 4)
	
There's even a GUI builder (SpecTCL) for TCL/Tk, which isn't _that_
complicated.  There's a good reason for having GUI builders that has
nothing to do with the complexity of GUI libraries:

    User Interface Design is a *different* skill from programming.
    People who are good at GUI design, as in "able to map work flows
    to GUIs in such a way that their intended users can perform
    their tasks with little error, confusion, or frustration",
    are not necessarily good programmers.




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