ANNOUNCE - graphics package

Tue Jan 20 10:59:57 CET 2004

> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 03:07:01PM +0100, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
>> I'd like to recommend some interesting reading
>>, pleading for replacing the
>> event loop with continuation passing.
> another interesting read, from 1989 (cited in Fuch's paper too):
> which advocates a concurrency oriented model for window systems.

Rob Pike also wrote acme, which in my eyes qualifies as a
"very-high-level user interface toolkit" (Luke Gorrie).  Its
programmable interface consists of a set of files and directories that
a "programmer" can query and/or write to.  You can find a paper on an
earlier version of acme (the current one uses a bit of colour and has
a few new features) at
(for some reason I can't get the pictures to show in that, so here's
the pdf link,

There is also a clone for Unix called wily
(, but its programmatic model is
completely different and uses sockets.


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