Re: Hello and procmail request
Joe Klemmer wrote:
> Hi all, I have been wanting to learn X/GUI programming for a while
> and,after looking over lots of options, it seems that V would be the best
> one to use. So, if anyone has any tips or hints for an idiot programmer
> please feel free to share them. :-)
Well, Tip 1 (the one I keep screwing up):
Many frameworks (V included) don't send the `draw' message when
the window shrinks.
X user can resize the windows as (s)he wants. Corollary: the
layout never works right, and you end up implementing something
like TeX boxes/glue anyway.
V headers are more useful than V documentation (once you've used V
for two days). FAQ is the most useful document.
GUI programming in generic frameworks takes a lot of time. Think
about the specifics of your applications and roll your own library
atop the framework.