[GUI] GUIs and events (was: Re: Concurrency)
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 14:44:54 +0100
(I accidentally posted this to firstname.lastname@example.org yesterday...)
Glynn Clements wrote:
> Wolfgang Thaller wrote:
>> 2) CGA implementations should automatically do all necessary
>> synchronization so that the CGA fully supports concurrency even if the
>> backend library does not.
> I suspect that this might be a bad idea, and I'm not totally sure that
> it's even possible. I think that it would be better to defer this
> decision until the feasibility can be assessed.
While different implementations might in some cases be slightly more
complex than just using locks, I don't see why it should be impossible.
After all, thread-safe toolkits are not new.
Do you have any specific problems in mind?
Also, it should be noted that this feature is important: Unless we have
this or an equivalent, it will _not_ be possible to use concurrent
Haskell for writing GUI programs.
Of course, we could still agree that it is a goal, add something like
"unless it turns out to be infeasible" and then revisit the issue later.