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Re: [XForms] hello

From: Jens Thoms Toerring
Subject: Re: [XForms] hello
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:16:45 +0100
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Hi Jens,

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:07:37PM +0100, jens harms wrote:
> i would like to do a personal re-start in gui development.
> i tried qt, fltk, delphi, vb, lazarus, glade, gambas ... and so on.
> but in the end i found out that i'm dedicated to the c programming
> language.
> it is my goal to create a simple script - interpreter to construct a gui:
> 1.take a look at the widget creation library
> 2.add some sql features
> 3.take a look at delphi data aware components
> 4.keep in mind that most database applications have many things in common.
> 5. create a domain specific language to be used inside "c" applications.
> naturally the application should be written in "C". the interpreter
> could be used like a lex/yacc generated source code. use the
> interpreter together with scripts, extend the interpreter, ...
> it sould be small and simple. no big frameworks, only a small numbers
> of dependencies...
> i hope that xforms is still alive and we can improve it.

I'm not sure if I really understand what you're planning to do,
but if you're asking yourself if it's possible to generate
forms with XForms "on the fly", e.g. from data in script, then
the answer is definitely yes. In one of my own programs that's
what I'm doing - the user can specify a number of elements (s)he
wants to have in a form (e.g. different types of input fields,
menues, sliders etc.) using a simple kind of language and then
ask for notification if something changed in one of the objects
and react accordingly. Of course, it was a bit of work to get it
working properly, but not that hard;-) The more "interesting"
bit was getting the interpreter to work (which is written using
flex/bison). No changes to XForms were required, that part all
worked out of the box.
                              Regards, Jens
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