[Openmcl-devel] y-or-n-dialog contribution

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Fri Sep 5 16:49:47 UTC 2008


I do not want to sound unappreciative, or start some flamewar, but  
given that Clozure CL is in its early stage I think it is important to  
seed the GUI example pool with samples that are Apple Human Interface  
Guidelines compliant (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AppleHIGuidelines/ 
   look for Alert)

We had similar kinds of discussions with MCL for quite some time. It  
took a long time to finally replace the hand made dialogs (which broke  
over time) with HIG compliant ones based on high level tool box code.  
Apple makes this pretty easy actually. I think I even saw some CCL  
sample code somewhere to just use NSAlert (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/ApplicationKit/Classes/NSAlert_Class/Reference/Reference.html 
).

I am all for including a couple of essential dialogs into CCL similar  
to MCL. y-or-n-dialog, choose-file/folder *... come to mind. These  
should not even be examples. They should be built in.

all the best,  Alex




On Sep 5, 2008, at 7:58 AM, Arthur W Cater wrote:

> Sorry that I didn't think to attach the file instead of pasting into  
> message body.
> I certainly didn't mean to cause anybody any extra editing work!
> I'm attaching my original file to this message.
>
> Sign me up for SVN write access please; then I'll have to learn how  
> to use it.
> As a newbie, very conscious of the enormous amount of both ccl and  
> cocoa
> that I don't know, I'm rather scared of contributing buggy code, so  
> I hope that
> folk intending to use it will look over it and criticise it. For  
> example in the present
> case, I don't know if I should be using some autorelease-pool stuff  
> (I'm not) because
> my study hasn't gone there yet. So many FMs to R!
>
> Arthur
>
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Prof. Alexander Repenning

University of Colorado
Computer Science Department
Boulder, CO 80309-430

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