RFC: GUI Library Task Force
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 20:15:26 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> At 2001-09-24 05:44, Manuel M. T. Chakravarty wrote:
> >* The library focuses on graphical *user interfaces* (ie,
> > buttons, menus, scrollbars, selection lists, etc) as
> > opposed to drawing and animation routines.
> Java has APIs for both, I believe.
It does indeed, at least enough for my purposes.
> >* We will not design a "purely functional GUI":
Pity; the idea does sound intriguing. (-: (I know nothing about them
though, hence the smiley.)
> >The Plan
> >* Handling of state altered by both the application and by
> > GUI widgets:
> I'm not sure what the issue is here.
I guess the point is that the application needs to be able to drive GUI
events itself, and it also has to be able to respond to actions by the