The future of Haskell discussion

Wolfgang Jeltsch [email protected]
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 09:58:28 +0200


On Friday, 14. September 2001 04:38, you wrote:
> [...]
> wxWindows is quite C++ centric and AFAIK nobody has made a
> serious effort at a C++ FFI yet.  One of the big advantages
> of GTK+ is that it was written with bindings for other
> languages in mind.  Therefore, it is probably the toolkit
> with the most language bindings.

I didn't mean that a Haskell binding to wxWindows should be made. I meant 
that the strategy of wxWindows should be used also for a Haskell GUI library. 
This strategy is to define a common GUI interface and provide implementations 
for different platforms based on different libraries like GTK+ (for GNOME), 
Qt (for KDE), Win32.
By the way a Haskell binding to wxWindows would maybe cause performance 
problems just because wxWindows isn't "native" but itself uses other GUI 
libraries.

Wolfgang