Subject: Re: Why Lisp is not popular. No GUI?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 01 Dec 2002 20:02:50 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Robert St. Amant
| Sorry, I was interpreting "decoupling" too narrowly, thinking of it only
| at what we might call the widget level.  Thus I might build a command
| line interface, and decouple it from the application so that it runs
| cross-platform, but not realize that a lot more work would need to be
| done to turn it into a direct manipulation interface.
| I hope that helps make sense of my comments above.

  Sorry, no, it makes no sense at all.  Why did you not try to answer my
  control questions?  What do you understand by "command line interface"
  to begin with?  It seems it is possible to think of this in extremely
  concrete terms and that the point I am trying to hammer in, viz, the
  nature of user interfaces as /protocols/, somehow does not register.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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