[wingide-users] requested features surveyManoj Plakal firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 03:51:46 -0600
Steven D. Arnold wrote: >If I could modify a function inline in Wing, and then see immediately >what the output would look like without having to restart the >debugger, that would be cool. Think of it as a combination of editing >code and debugging at the same time -- mix the writing of code and the >debugging of code into a single action > I think Visual Studio does implement some form of incremental debugging that allows you to edit the running code and continue the debugger. >Unfortunately, wxWindows and most other GUIs force you to mix >interface and code a lot. You can't just "represent" a wxWindows >interface and have some tool that will render that interface into an >actual application, using backend code that you provide. > I think wxWindows is moving towards an XML-formatted resource file (XRC) where you have descriptions of menus, windows, dialogs and other GUI resources, while your code itself does the "application logic." I believe this is similar to the use of Glade with Gtk, though I'm not completely sure. >I would suggest taking a close look at supporting XUL in the GUI >builder. With proper modular design, it should be possible, >eventually, to support other GUI systems as well. But of GUI systems >that meet the basic design principles, I think XUL is a strong >contender -- indeed, in my mind, the strongest contender. > ActiveState's Komodo did precisely what you described, used XUL to implement a cross-platform IDE for Python/Perl/PHP/XSLT. Unfortunately, they seem to have abandoned the project. Komodo was pretty usable and not as sluggish as Mozilla. Dunno if XUL is a better choice than a traditional windowing system which separates UI code from app code e.g., wxWindows+XRC or Gtk+Glade. Manoj
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