[Haskell-cafe] Design question, HTML for GUIs?

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Sun Jan 10 16:32:27 EST 2010

I wrote a package to turn Hack applications into standalone apps using
Webkit. The code is available at
http://github.com/snoyberg/hack-handler-webkit. However, it's currently
Linux-only. However, if I was going to write a desktop app based on an HTML
GUI, I would bundle Webkit like this. It fixes such annoyances as "I closed
the window but the program is still running."


2010/1/10 Günther Schmidt <gue.schmidt at web.de>

> Hi everyone,
> as probably most people I find the GUI part of any application to be the
> hardest part.
> It just occurred to me that I *could* write my wxHaskell desktop
> application as a web app too.
> When the app starts, a haskell web server start listening on localhost port
> 8080 for example and I fire up a browser to page localhost:8080 without the
> user actually knowing too much about it.
> Is that a totally stupid idea?
> Which haskell web servers would make good candidates?
> Are there any *continuation* based web server in haskell, something similar
> to Smalltalk's Seaside?
> Is Hyena continuation-based?
> Günther
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