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Re: contents of clim-library as of 92/09/09

  Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1992 12:37+0200
  From: Vincent Keunen <nrb!>
  MCLers look at the clim demo and immediately throw it away because "it
  has nothing to do with the mac".  And they are not totally wrong.  And
  they won't look at it a second time.  So it's urgent to change this.
I think the clim demos have gone a long way to giving clim a bad
first impression.  I don't know whose job it would be, but clim's
reputation might be greatly enhanced by:

 1 A less trivial lisp listener, to make lisp-machine hackers like
   John Mallery happy.
 2 Something that shows good integration with UNIX and Motif/OpenLook,
   like a CLIM version of the "xman" documentation browser.
 3 Something that looks so much like a "regular" Mac application that
   you can't tell clim is underneath; I had a version of C++ for the Mac
   that was distributed with demo code for a really simple text
   editor (similar to "Edit").

CLIM (and Lisp!) might really catch on if (2) and (3) were easy.
Along the way we might learn some things about clim.

jeff morrill

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