[Haskell-beginners] Selecting a GUI toolkit

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at theingots.org
Wed Apr 29 18:40:54 EDT 2009

Hi Felipe,

I think I read somewhere that Gtk2Hs is the more active project, so it 
might be more mature. On the other hand, Gtk kinda sucks on Mac OS X. I 
hate how Gimp or GnuCash look when I run them on OS X. On Windows Gtk 
runs fine except that the file browser looks out of place.


Felipe Lessa wrote:
> If I were to write one right now (and I might actually need in a
> few days), I'd use Gtk2Hs.
> Cons:
>  - Does not fit Haskell's style.
>  - Very imperative, everything in IO.
> Pros:
>  - Terrific binding: (almost) complete, working, tested.
>  - Multi-platform (as far as Gtk itself is).
>  - If you need, reading Gtk's C docs is straightforward.
>  - Seamless integration with Cairo (yay!).
>  - ... (probably more)
> I already used Gtk on other languages before Haskell, though, so
> I'm somewhat biased.
> --
> Felipe.
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