[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why binding to existing widget toolkits doesn't make any sense

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Fri Jan 30 16:25:00 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Antony Courtney
<antony.courtney at gmail.com>wrote:

> A 2-D vector graphics library such as Java2D ( or Quartz on OS/X or
> GDI+ on Windows ) supports things like computing tight bounding
> rectangles for arbitrary shapes, hit testing for determining whether a
> point is inside or outside a shape and constructive area geometry for
> shape compositing and clipping without dropping down to a raster
> representation.

These are the kinds of capabilities provided by Cairo, which is very
pleasant to use (PDF-style imaging model) and quite portable. There are
already Cairo bindings provided by gtk2hs, too.
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