[Haskell-cafe] Re: dsl and gui toolkit

Gregor Burger burger.gregor at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 07:34:11 EDT 2009

hi there,
i can't resist to post grun here! although its python based
the ideas behind are great! maybe some excellent haskell
hackers can borrow some ideas from it.



2009/10/5 Günther Schmidt <gue.schmidt at web.de>

> lemme have it please!
> Günther
> Am 05.10.2009, 12:42 Uhr, schrieb Andrew U. Frank <
> frank at geoinfo.tuwien.ac.at>:
>  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!)
>> andrew
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