Code reviewers sought for Lilith emulator.
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Mon Oct 13 12:04:24 CDT 2008
>> [...coding in Xlib...wheel reinvention...]
> It's already been done, and now there are standard wheels (GTK, QT,
Yeah, and I've yet to find one that supports interfaces I can actually
stand (as user and programmer). (Of lower but still moderate
importance, most of them require half of hell's back acre to build.)
I've actually been thinking for a while now that I should go through my
X programs and put together some kind of toolkit, even if only for my
> Using an existing system allows your application to function well,
> and allows you to think about more important things than "Gee, this
> thing would look better if I moved it 3 pixels to the left and
> changed the color a bit. Oh well, I'll have edit the code some more
> because I didn't make a facility to do that."
Where do you get this delusion that using Xlib directly means a lack of
configurability? Or constant macdinking?
> Then, you have the disadvantage (some would say advantage, but I'd
> say that's misguided) of having your app look and behave completely
> different from everything else the end user runs.
You mean, like, if you use one toolkit and most of the stuff the user
runs uses a different one?
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