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Re: Is there a better way to learn Tk?

by Argel (Prior)
on May 08, 2009 at 19:28 UTC ( #762918=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is there a better way to learn Tk?

I feel like I'm missing something obvious.
One would think that Perl is well suited for GUI development considering how versatile the language is. But as you have noticed, the reality is that GUI development in Perl is a weakness instead of a strength. I have long wished for a nice IDE that lets me design my GUI, generate the GUI code for me, etc. But instead Tk variants seem to still be the most popular, along with WxWindows, and more recently Gtk (but, being a KDE fan I would prefer something for Qt). It's a sad and embarrassing state of affairs. Not to knock the work of the people on these projects (some of which I have used), it's just that it is painfully obvious that we could -- and should -- have something much better.

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Re^2: Is there a better way to learn Tk?
by Herkum (Parson) on May 09, 2009 at 00:00 UTC

    The same thing could be said for Java GUI libraries as well. There are a number of issues that every GUI library has and generally there few languages that include a good Visual Design Suite with them(AKA MS Visual Studio).

    Personally, when it comes to Perl and GUI's I believe HTML and web browser are better all around. They are more flexible and various libraries are being written that are making them easier to work with(like JQuery). While a browser cannot be used for everything I would say there are a few situations where you need stand-alone application on a desktop.

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