[Openmcl-devel] CCL on Windows

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Mon Oct 1 21:16:48 UTC 2012

On 10/1/12 Oct 1 -2:27 PM, Raymond Wiker wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2012, at 21:19 , Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com
> <mailto:ron at flownet.com>> wrote:
>> Thanks!
>> The problem turned out to be this: if you double-click on a zip file,
>> Windows will open up a window that displays the contents of the zip
>> file.  If you try to run ccl out of this window, it doesn't work.  If
>> you explicitly unpack the zip file first and then run ccl out of the
>> resulting folder then it works.
>> So CCL is running, on to the next question: if I want to do some
>> UI-ish thing in CCL on OS X then I use the ObjC bridge to call Cocoa
>> functions.  What is the equivalent concept on Windows?  Do I use the
>> FFI to call the Win32 API?  Or is there some higher level library that
>> I can use that lets me do something like (make-instance 'window)?  Is
>> there any Windows UI sample code or documentation?
>> rg
> One option would be to create a web interface to your application - I do
> this regularly (but admittedly for things that are an obvious fit to web
> interfaces :-)

I have done this, too.  I find, though, that it's not always a good fit.
 In particular, I find that doing obvious things in the UI client is
often a monumental nuisance because of the sandboxing rules in the browser.


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