[Haskell-cafe] Rotating backdrop (aka learning Haskell)

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Tue May 20 05:14:25 EDT 2008

Hello Yann,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 12:15:57 PM, you wrote:

> To help me learn Haskell, I decided on a simple (AH!) problem: given a
> list of images, display a random one as my desktop backdrop.  After some
> time, change the image.  Simple?  

what you try to implements looks like too large problem for one step
in learning, i suggest to split it into two parts - first, write
console app that does all the stuff, and then add GUI frontend to it

for learning IO, i can suggest http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/IO_inside
although it's rather large and deep tutorial

while wxHaskell is easier to use, for learning purposes gtk2hs may be
better since it has good tutorial

a few links for gtk2hs:
Home: http://haskell.org/gtk2hs/overview/
Paper: http://haskell.org/~shae/memory.pdf
Glade intro: http://haskell.org/gtk2hs/docs/tutorial/glade/
Tutorial: http://home.telfort.nl/sp969709/gtk2hs/index.html

the same for wxHaskell:
paper about high-level wxHaskell features: http://research.microsoft.com/users/daan/download/papers/wxhaskell.pdf
slides on the same topic: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs4132/lecture/wlta543.pdf

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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