[Haskell-cafe] I still cannot seem to get a GUI working under Windows.

Christopher Done chrisdone at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 29 14:44:22 EDT 2010

On 29 September 2010 20:33, Steve Schafer <steve at fenestra.com> wrote:
> There are lots of Windows developers "interested" in GUIs. [..]

> The issue isn't that there aren't a lot of Windows developers who have
> an interest in Haskell+GUI development.

Yeah, what do you think I meant? We're talking about the state of
Haskell GUI libraries, naturally I'm talking about Haskell GUI
developers. Of course Windows developers are obsessed with GUIs, I
can't get anything done in a terminal on Windows. (I'm exaggerating.)

> The issue is that nearly every
> Windows developer who looks into Haskell+GUI says, "This stuff sucks,"
> and walks away, because they're interested in developing applications,
> not wrestling with GUI toolkits.

Yeah, but not liking wrestling with libraries isn't peculiar to
Haskell developers. There just needs to be enough people that the
probability of there being a person who will bother to wrestle with it
is high enough. Hence, the issue is lack of interest.

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