[Haskell-cafe] Haskell and GUI

Torsten Otto t-otto-news at gmx.de
Fri Jan 18 03:32:37 EST 2008

Gee, wizzz, folks. Thank you all for the many hints. I can't say yet  
which one I'll dive into but I'm in good spirits about Haskell and GUI  
now. I like the idea of a functional approach and I don't need  
extensive GUIs either, so Grapefruit just added another candidate...  
Using the Cocoa API or AppleScript bindings is very slick (I'll look  
into that), but I think I'd rather have a platform independent  
solution for my class.
I'll do my best to post a beginners tutorial on the web where it may  
be found, but it'll likely be in German. I will definitely continue to  
recommend Haskell to my colleagues.

Thanks again for your support,

Am 17.01.2008 um 15:09 schrieb Wolfgang Jeltsch:

> Am Dienstag, 15. Januar 2008 20:42 schrieb Conal Elliott:
>> If you can get wxHaskell installed & working, you could try Phooey  
>> and/or
>> TV.  Both are described on the Haskell wiki and available via darcs  
>> and
>> Hackage.
> And they have the interesting property of being a functional  
> approach to GUI
> programming (similar to FranTk).  Most of the other Haskell GUI  
> toolkits are
> imperative in nature.
> And now my shameless plug:  If you can get Gtk2Hs installed and  
> working, you
> could try Grapefruit which is also a functional library.  In  
> addition to
> GUIs, it also supports animated graphics.  At the moment, it’s main  
> downside
> is that it supports only a small set of widgets (buttons, labels,  
> edit fields
> and boxes).  See <http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Grapefruit>.
> Best wishes,
> Wolfgang
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