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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 13:07:53

David Turner wrote:

> It seems that the idea of adding a medium-complexity GUI library to boost
> is popular, but that there are widely varying opinions on how it should be
> done.

I can't help asking -- what's "medium-complexity"? I'm not a GUI programmer,
but these are things I wanted to implement at moments:

  - a configuration dialog (several tabs with some options in each)
  - an application to show a program graph (and another one for parse tree)
  - drawing a diagraph (two axes and several data series)

Supposedly, the first should be doable. What about others? They'd require
a fairly complete 2D layer.

> 3. It should be extensible through the factory pattern.

What do you mean?

> 4. It should couple loosely with user code - this means no inheriting
> from an abstract Window class.

So, the code to implement graph drawing would have to be freestanding
function that takes window as parameter. What does it buy?

- Volodya

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