Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jul 2005 00:25 UTC
General Development In the Japanese edition of his latest book, Bjarne Stroustrup added an extended essay, reflecting on C++ use over the last decade, and presenting plausible directions for the next revision of the C++ standard. Download the PDF to see what he has to say.
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RE: Say no to GUI standard!
by kaiwai on Mon 11th Jul 2005 05:31 UTC in reply to "Say no to GUI standard!"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

No, I think the issue with a standard widget kit would be this; you would have the majority of the companies support it, then Microsoft would want to embrace and extend it.

The best alternative, however, it GTK and GTKmm - although not perfect, I am sure with some decent money thrown at it, it can be cleaned up, better documented, and a nicer RAD tool can be developed for it.

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RE[2]: Say no to GUI standard!
by chakie on Mon 11th Jul 2005 08:06 in reply to "RE: Say no to GUI standard!"
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2005-07-06

Why should GTK (a C libary) be the basis for a C++ GUI library? GTKmm may be nice, but it willstill build kludges upon a C library. Rather, the lib should be something designed for C++ from the beginning. Qt could be that library but it would need some adaption to fit into the standard.

However, the chances of a GUI lib being standardized for a while are pretty slim.

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RE[3]: Say no to GUI standard!
by pravda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 08:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Say no to GUI standard!"
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2005-07-06

Qt would require everything that interfaces to it use the Qt system (signals/slots) and custom preprocessor (MOC) for handling events. This is not realistic.

There are many C++ UI frameworks floating around. I'm sure one could be found that does not have Qt's dependencies on proprietary extensions.

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