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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-12-14 11:14:28

At 01:38 PM 12/14/99 +0100, Dietmar Kuehl wrote:

>there seems to be a consensus that Boost should not do a
>windowing toolkit.

Still too early to say that. There are a lot of serious concerns,
and agreement on some points, but full consensus is still in the
future, IMO.

>However, I want to point that some more platform
>independent interface to do basic drawing and event reception
>would still be nice...


An analogy: standard iostreams does not include support for many
features of modern character terminals - color, fonts, positioning,
sound, etc. Does this mean that iostreams is not useful? No, it
doesn't; iostreams is very, very useful indeed.

Likewise, it may be possible to design a windowing toolkit which
excludes many features of typical GUI's, yet is very, very useful.
So let's not close down this discussion quite yet.


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