[Haskell-cafe] dsl and gui toolkit

Andrew U. Frank frank at geoinfo.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Oct 5 06:42:57 EDT 2009

writing a gui is a mess (independent of wx or gtk) - too much detail is shown 
and not enough abstraction is done. haskell can help.

i have written an experimental way of producing the GUI  automatically with a 
description of the semantics of the types and operations involved (a la 
ontology, evnetually comparable what protege produces).
the input is a descriptionof the entity ypes, the fields used, the functional 
dependencies between the fiels, plus the operations used. 
the division in screens and their layout.

the rest ist automatic.
the result is a GUI (with preferably gtk but i had also a wx version running). 

the ideas were inspired by eliot conal's work and wxgeneric, which seemed for 
administrative applications either too restricted or to specific.

if somebody wants to try it out for his application, please write
frank at geoinfo.tuwien.ac.at

(there is not much documentation and the code is not yet completely clean - 
testing by somebody else would be very valuable!)


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