[Haskell-cafe] Building GUIs for Haskell programs

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 12 08:50:57 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 11:34 +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> On 12 Jan 2005, at 11:10, Matthew Roberts wrote:
> All this is of course entirely dependent on having a suitable GUI 
> library or set of bindings for haskell. I haven't tried wxHaskell yet 
> so I can't comment there. (And for some applications, some languages 
> may be too slow, but I was ignoring efficiency in the above)

The nice thing about all the GUI binding libraries we have at the moment
is that they are wrappers over C libraries so the speed of the GUI
should be pretty good unless you install a really slow event handler
that gets fired all the time.

I'd go as far as to say that a wxHaskell or gtk2hs GUI should be faster
than an equivalent Java AWT/Swing gui. :-)


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