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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-04 08:55:59

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At 09:57 PM 3/3/2004, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:
> >If it is so simple that it does nothing more than can be done with
> >simple input and output streams, then what is the point in having it at
> >all?
> That's the point of the abstraction. To hide complexity ("A full-blown
> GUI") behind an apparently simple facade ("a window stream" or "a
> window object" or some other apparently simple abstraction).

I'm all for simplicity, but trying to squeeze 2d graphical layout
into a 1d stream abstraction isn't the way to get there.

Dave Abrahams
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