Can D be cute? (Qt)

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at
Sat May 8 08:03:25 PDT 2010

On 2010-05-08 09:24:55 -0400, Lutger <lutger.blijdestijn at> said:

> 2: It's attractive not only because it is so huge, well designed and
> supported, but also because it performs, is cross-platform and looks good
> everywhere (as opposed to Java and gtk)

Everywhere? Saying Qt apps looks good and behave well on a Mac is kind 
of a stretch. I have yet to see one that is not sub-par compared from 
what I would expect from an equivalent Cocoa implementation.

It's the same for all cross-platform toolkits really: they were first 
meant to work on Windows or Linux, so they're designed as such and it 
shows. Here's a nice comment to read:

> 3: The C++ and meta-object compiler are not the core of it's success, but
> rather the combination of:
> - well-designed
> - HUGE coherent framework
> - good cross-platform capability
> - both open source and commercial
> - used by KDE, sponsored by Nokia

Very true. Qt is well designed and is huge, and is one of the very few 
sane C++ framework on Windows. I don't want my comment about the Mac 
look and feel above to diminish that. Qt is a platform that can stand 
by itself.

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at

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