Erlang for desktop applications?

Ryan Rawson <>
Mon Aug 7 05:16:18 CEST 2006


Ironically GTK doesn't really address the realistic needs of a desktop
application.  Printing?  Maybe things are better than the last time I
looked at it, but I don't care as much about Linux on the desktop.

I heard that wxWindows is not so great for large apps.  I don't know
why, but I suspect it may have to do with the class structure or
something.

As for OSX, sounds good to me :-)

On 8/6/06, CyBerHigh <> wrote:
> Cocoa bindings would only be good for mac.  I think there needs to be
> GTK bindings or a new GUI built around erlang.  I beleave erlang could
> be used now for desktops apps, only if there GUI where there.  But a few
> fixes to how it handles strings and floating point numbers would make
> for an even better enverment to work in.
> Ryan Rawson wrote:
> > Have a look a F# - OCaml on .NET.
> >
> > Also check out wings3d - a "desktop appliation" written in Erlang.
> >
> > The real problems behind writing a desktop app I think have to do with
> > UI and GUI issues.  For example, TK is an ugly UI on any system - and
> > its the widly available default UI.
> >
> > What I really want is Cocoa bindings.  Maybe I should write that.
> >
> > -ryan
> >
> >
> > On 8/6/06, Jacobo García de Polavieja Aguilera
> > <> wrote:
> >> Hi everybody:
> >> I am new to functional programming (just some very little experience
> >> with Lisp). I got interested in functional programming because of the
> >> performance related to multiproccessors or multicore systems. And I got
> >> interested in Erlang over other FP languages because its fame for easy
> >> parallelism management and its performance compared to Haskell or
> >> others.
> >> But, do you see Erlang suitable for developing future (more than 5 years
> >> from now) desktop applications? I know it wasn't designed for this, and
> >> that there are very important actions like string functions which are
> >> slow in Erlang... but then I also ran into EX11 and similar projects
> >> which seem like a little light for my future purpose.
> >> Could be erlang efficient with desktop related stuff? If not, could you
> >> recommend other functional languages that fit best that objective?
> >> I'm looking forward to efficiency on future multicore processors and
> >> easy concurrency management.
> >>
> >> Thanks all.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
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