[lazarus] Progress

Michael A. Hess mhess at miraclec.com
Thu Sep 2 11:48:52 EDT 1999

Samuel Liddicott wrote:
> This is how I see it.  It is a GTK mistake.

Not in the least. GTK was written mainly for use by "C". We are using
wrappers to access this code which isn't always the easiest to do.
Expecially if we are going to continue to try and keep the LCL, API
independent. If we were to code the LCL and Lazarus as strickly a GTK
product then many of things you want to do would be more easily

> If GTK do not nohow allow overriding of methods or events they have
> not permitted, AND if we cannot quickly derive our own descendant of
> any GTK widget that DOES pass all events,

As I mentioned in the other email. Please be clear that it never passes
any events just notification that the event took place and was handled.

> then I start to wonder why we are with GTK, because whatever nice
> thing lazarus is, whatever nice object pascal gui thing it will be, it
> will be nothing like delphi.

Again this is what I have been trying to tell you. It can look like
Delphi and you can code standard stuff like Delphi you just can't extend
it like Delphi.

Also we never intended this to be a Delphi clone in it's entirity. A
Delphi replacement, maybe.

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Michael A. Hess      Miracle Concepts, Inc.
mhess at miraclec.com   http://www.miraclec.com

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