blocking gui process

John Tapsell johnflux at
Fri Jun 4 22:17:39 PDT 2010

On 5 June 2010 12:07, Russell Shaw <rjshaw at> wrote:
> Constructing GUIs with a declarative language is all well and good
> for non-programmers and artistic types, but as soon as you want to
> create a custom action or widget such as eg a dynamically created
> tear-off menu, it's a total pain to dig into all kinds of parser/interpreter
> machinery, reverse engineer everything because it's rarely documented,
> and then actually do the task that should've taken 2 hours instead
> of 2 weeks or months. Forget UML XML CSS JAVA(SCRIPT) PYTHON C++ and
> all kinds of OOP crap and just write the fundamentals in non-OOP C.
> This is no easy task for someone starting out, but is a doable solution.
> You'll end up with a fraction of the code and infinite flexibility.

Must we let Russell troll every user thread? :-/


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