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Drowning in a vat of Clue?
I need help. I am using Experimental CLUE 4.0 with a preliminary
version of CLOS from TI. I seem to be in a maze of infinitely twisty
little bugs, which prevent me from doing anything serious after 6 weeks
of painful labor.
1. Is BACKGROUND :PARENT-RELATIVE meaningful? I was using it and
noticed that it always gave you WHITE, whatever your parent was defined
to be. So I looked into the code. When I finally tracked down
SET-CONTACT-BACKGROUND, it looked to me like the code was hard-wired to
ignore :parent-relative. Is that the case? What about in C versions of
2. What is the REAL behavior of initforms/args. I defined a contact
class called CONFORMING-LABEL, with superclass LABEL, like so.
(defcontact conforming-label (label)
(style :initform :box)))
No change in STYLE. The only way I could get a change in STYLE, is to
patch the definition of LABEL, adding :initarg :style to the STYLE
resource list in the LABEL class. This doesn't seem quite right.
These are two of the bugs I have been able to isolate, but in fact,
whenever I try to do something slightly different from the DEMO, I get a
slew of X-errors of one sort or another which take some time to track
down. So my question is: are people using CLUE for serious window work,
or are they writing their own toolkits? In either case, is there any
wisdom or guidance to be had? Do I have an old version, or what?