[Haskell-cafe] library sort

Sven Panne Sven.Panne at aedion.de
Wed Mar 8 07:00:13 EST 2006

Am Dienstag, 7. März 2006 14:24 schrieb Neil Mitchell:
> I would also imagine that Joe Programmer is more likely to use
> wxHaskell or Gtk2Hs than those [...]

Just a (hopefully final) remark about this, because the above statement seems 
to imply something that is not completely true: 3 of the 4 packages I've 
mentioned, i.e. OpenGL (rendering) and OpenAL/ALUT (sound) do not compete in 
any way with the GUI packages mentioned above, they can be happily used with 
those. And regarding the 4th package (GLUT): It very much depends on which 
book you read first, lots of OpenGL books use GLUT as their GUI toolkit and 
do this for a very good reason (reproducibility, widespread availibility, 
ease of use for simple up to medium-sized programs etc.). For a larger 
application other GUI toolkits are probably a better choice, and all of the 
serious ones offer an OpenGL canvas to render on, anyway.

I just had to reply because lots of people seem to confuse GUI issues with 
rendering issues, which are two completely different beasts, and this might 
lead to various preconceptions.

> The data generation is now bundled with Haddock, and as far as I know,
> will be in the next release. [...]

That's good to hear. I really have to take a closer look at the current state 
of the former fptools projects, but my job and the switch to darcs got in the 

Thanks for a really nice tool,

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