From: Matt S Trentini (matt_trentini_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-30 19:57:50
Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> That's something that's been bugging me...
> How would be that any different from wxWidgets?
wxWidgets is my pick of the (many!) libraries that help write
cross-platfrom C++ code but it's far from perfect. I do'nt have a lot
of time right now (just about to head away to celebrate New Years!) but
here's a couple of issues I have with it off the top of my head:
o Event system is ugly
- An event table like MFC's? No thanks.
- Signals are a much neater solution.
o wxWindows avoids newer coding techniques
- Using templates and C++ RTTI would have cleaned up their code
- Again, understand that those features weren't very portable but
we're in a different situation today
o Standard library avoidance
- They reimplemented vector, string etc for the same reasons as the
o Huge class list, difficult to find the classes you're looking for
- Namespaces would have alleviated this issue
- Also overextends it's bounds - I don't believe it should have
networking and date/time classes for example
o wxWidgets is not exception safe
- (Nor are exceptions used within the library)
o wxWidgets is not thread safe or thread aware
- Or it wasn't the last time I used it, from memory some people
were working on it...
Don't get me wrong, wxWindows offers a great deal and is a very rich
library. But it has room for improvement, particularly with the event
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