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Re: Look and Feel

From: Jason Clouse
Subject: Re: Look and Feel
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 11:53:11 -0500

On 2005-02-19 03:58:47 -0500 Richard Frith-Macdonald <address@hidden> wrote:

I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd happily see a good theme engine contributed to the core distribution.

Indeed, I believe it makes sense to have a degree of theme support built in to the standard gui classes rather than requiring a theme engine to be entirely separate ... but extremely clean/clear/simple/maintainable code is essential there, as keeping the gui reliable/bugfree/fast/compatible is high priority.

That being said, if I was writing a theme engine, I'd do it entirely separately to start with ... and only when it was stable would I start to gradually merge features into the gui code where it helps performance and avoids code duplication. The -poseAs: feature of ObjC is great here.

Well that's good to hear.  This is really what I was pushing for.

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