[Haskell-cafe] dsl and gui toolkit

Chris Eidhof chris at eidhof.nl
Mon Oct 5 16:57:39 EDT 2009

That sounds really interesting, it would be great if you could share  
some of your work by putting it on hackage or posting a link to the  


On 5 okt 2009, at 12:42, Andrew U. Frank wrote:

> 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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