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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 12:18:44

"David Bergman" <davidb_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Max responded to David Turner regarding a GUI library:
>> I would add:
>> 9. (really 0 in my view) It should use an extensive resource
>> description schema or language (for widget properties,
>> layouts and relations) that is either interpreted at run time
>> or (though I like it less) compiled into code transparently
>> to the user. This resource description should probably be XML-based.
> I agree, and would definitely go with a XUL-like approach for any new GUI
> library, i.e., have the GUI defined completely in an XML file. Maybe even
> handling Microsoft's future XML descriptors for GUIs (XAML?)

Well, I'd hope there would be a user-readable/writable format that
could be used as a front-end. You can go a long way in plain text:

  | button |

  * radio
  * buttons

  [ ] checkbox

you get the idea, I hope.

Dave Abrahams
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