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Date: Fri, 11 May 90 14:30:22 PDT
From: felix@Warbucks.AI.SRI.COM (Felix Ingrand)
Is Express Window going to be to CLIM what PCL was to CLOS?
I must confess I have not installed and used EW yet, but I recall it implement
Dynamic Window stuff, which itself is the base for the Lisp Machine CLIM
So it looks like EW and CLIM has some common points.
That's my view. Originally, EW was written to be a commercial product
that brought DW type functionality to other platforms. At about the time they
were releasing EW for sale, it became apparent the CLIM was for the same
purpose, but had better industry backing. So, my guess is that is why they made
EW public domain (i.e. free). We are interested in using EW only because it's
free, and my guess is that when and if we get the funding to buy CLIM, we'd be
much better off using CLIM, because of all the obvious reasons like support, and
later generation software.