From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-21 06:22:07
> Borland's C++ Builder was very nice, but of course it wasn't standard C++.
> VC++ Managed C++ .NET is very nice but it is even further away from standard
> C++. In neither do you have to write hundreds of lines of code to do any GUI
> programming of significance. In order to have a really top-rate C++ GUI
> library I believe one needs reflection in C++ in order to do the sort of
Not true. It would be great if you had reflection, but it's not a necessity.
I'll show you (in about 3-4 months) that you don't need reflection to
set GUI properties at design time. It'll be just like VB, but only better ;)
> easy RAD programming which C++ Builder and Managed C++ .NET provide.
> Needless to say, both use extensions to C++ to do reflection. This is not a
> knock on any of the GUI libraries mentioned, but after using C++ Builder and
> Managed C++ .NET, even despite their non-C++-isms, most C++ GUI libraries
> are very primitive by contrast.
I donot understand what you mean by the last sentence.
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