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- To: email@example.com, Jonathan Bachrach <Jonathan.Bachrach@ircam.fr>
- Subject: Re: DYLIM
- From: Robert A. Cassels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1992 11:39:24 -0400
- Sender: email@example.com
>The FAQ states:
>> * Will Dylan include an application framework?
>> We recognize the value of application frameworks, especially cross-
>> platform application frameworks. Unfortunately, because of the great
>> variation in computing platforms, a single application framework will
>> not be part of the Dylan language. On each platform, there should either
>> be a Dylan-specific application framework, or Dylan should be able to use
>> application frameworks written in other languages.
>Why wouldn't a strategy like CLIM also work for Dylan. CLIM runs on
>all the CL platforms. Has there been any discussion of DYLANizing CLIM?
CLIM is a reasonable solution for the kinds of platforms CL runs on today.
That is, workstations with keyboards, mice, and screens, and where the
interface paradigm is a user issuing commands via mouse (2d position) and
keyboard (character) gestures and the machine responding by drawing stuff
on the screen. We hope that Dylan will be used in a more diverse set of