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Re: [Help-smalltalk] BLOX vs GTK

From: Mike Anderson
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] BLOX vs GTK
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 17:39:35 +0000
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Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> The browser is another story.  The model-dispatcher system is incredibly
> complicated and I never really unravelled it.  Even the Namespace
> browser was mostly done by cut'n'paste'n'hope-it-works, I'm not very
> pleased to say...

I think the model-dispatcher system is quite elegant, but I couldn't
apply it easily to widgets like the GtkTextBuffer/View, where a lot of
the state is held outside of the image (unless you want to do a lot of

> It will have less flexibility for the toolkit user though.  It can be
> really useful to have wrappers that convert a Smalltalk model to a GTK+
> model, or something like that.

In fact you *have* to have some kind of proxy system if you want to be
able to restart the image. That doesn't *have* to be a set of wrappers
(for example, it could be a text representation of the interface like
glade or XUL), but having wrappers is the most obvious way.


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