What Features Should A GUI toolkit have?
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Sat Mar 7 03:16:42 PST 2015
On Saturday, 7 March 2015 at 10:04:21 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
> On Friday, 6 March 2015 at 21:22:31 UTC, rumbu wrote:
>> Anyway, it's clear for me that the age of native controls is
>> history. Today interfaces are described in markup languages,
>> the OS is responsible to render it, there is a clear
>> separation between the user interface and the code behind.
> Markup is just a frontend, it can work with anything. In fact,
> history only returned to where it started: UI was described in
> DSL since early versions of Windows (resources), you couldn't
> waste RAM on UI-building code, instead OS was instructed to
> read dialog resource and build the window for you, the resource
> was discarded right away, every byte was counted.
Oh so it was for RAM reasons.
I've always wondered why it was that way for MFC. Since then I
much prefer UI-building code.
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