The future of Haskell discussion / GUIs

Manuel M. T. Chakravarty
Sun, 16 Sep 2001 00:41:50 +1000

Johannes Waldmann <> wrote,

> Manuel:
> > ... Functional GUIs like
> > Fruit are from a research perspective very interesting, but
> > their design is rather far from being a solved problem,
> > which makes them a not very likely candidate for a standard
> > that people seem to like to have sooner rather than later.
> just to voice a slightly differnt opinion: 
> I worked with FranTk a bit and found it quite easy to handle.
> There are some technical problems maybe,
> but they do not come from the design but rather from using Tcl/Tk.
> The design itself is rather abstract (that's the very intention),
> and is not tied to one particular backend.

Hmm, I didn't mention FranTk in the cited paragraph.  Fruit
and FranTk are rather different.