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Re: CLX and OOP
- To: Kerry Kimbrough <Kimbrough@dsg.csc.ti.com>
- Subject: Re: CLX and OOP
- From: fischer.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: 6 Oct 88 12:08 PDT
- Cc: Robert Scheifler <RWS@zermatt.lcs.mit.edu>, email@example.com, lanning.pa@Xerox.COM, cl-windows@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU, commonloops.pa@Xerox.COM, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: Kerry Kimbrough <Kimbrough@dsg.csc.ti.com>'s message of Thu, 6 Oct 88 13:08:32 CDT
I suspect some of this will become moot once full U/I toolkits are released
in C, since there's more value to their use than a very general low level
interface like CLX or XLib.
To cast it into Stan's metaphor, those are the flowers most of us are
likely to find attractive.
Usually low level design issues are driven by users of the design. Right
now, I think there's only a very small community of CLUE/CLX users. There
are likely to be much larger communities using and driving the design of
forthcoming C based U/I toolkits. Ideally we should work *with* them.
Perhaps we're getting mired in low level interfaces when higher level ones
would be more appropriate to consider for the near term? "Advance work"
for the next generation of toolkit interfaces.