[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskellers hate GUIs!!

Heinrich Apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Sat Apr 3 03:39:39 EDT 2010

Thomas Schilling wrote:
> Haskeller's certainly aren't GUI-haters!  It's just difficult in
> general to write cross-platform GUIs.  The goal *is* to put gtk2hs
> into the platform, but in order to do that, it needs to be buildable
> using Cabal.  The limiting factor is time, not motivation.

Well, expertise is also a limiting. Few people are willing to invest a
huge amount of time to learn the often arcane craft of modifying
somebody else's makefiles and build architecture.

Also, cabalizing gtk2hs won't necessarily make the compilation problems
go away. You still have to get gtk working on non-Linux systems and you
still have to deal with unexpected errors somewhere deep in the dungeons
of preprocessing for the Haskell FFI.

Heinrich Apfelmus


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