[GUI] GIO and HTk
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 12:29:04 +0100
Daan wrote (snipped)
> I am flattered but I still view GIO as an *experiment* to get a feel
> of how a medium-level GUI API should look like, so it is not nearly
> a competitor to a real library.
Well OK. In that case I think HTk *does* qualify as a real library. It has been around for
several years, is pretty stable, and can be used to write fairly complex GUI interfaces. Its
web-page, by the way, is
However it is interesting that the look-and-feel of HTk and GUI are similar. This suggests
that the general ideas of both are right.
I'm not going to argue the details of syntax such as whether # should be in there or not.
The main difference is that HTk uses events while GIO uses callbacks. In the HTk example I
gave, buttonClicked is an event.