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Re: [Chicken-users] Creating Windows GUI App

From: Stephen Eilert
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Creating Windows GUI App
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:03:20 -0300

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Thomas Chust <address@hidden> wrote:
> 2011/3/31 Steve Graham <address@hidden>
>> Can someone point me to some info on this?
> Hello Steve,
> there is compiler support for executables marked as GUI applications
> through the -gui command line option. But to actually create a GUI,
> you will have to use one of the eggs providing bindings for user
> interface toolkits [1]. All the Tk and Qt based ones should, in
> principle, work under Windows. The IUP binding is also known to work
> under Windows.
>> Also does Chicken Scheme have a method for accessing databases?
> Yes, check the eggs providing database functionality [2]. However,
> there is currently no database-independent layer like Perl's DBI
> module that provides a uniform API for all other relational database
> drivers.

Oh, that's been one of my pet peeves for a long time now. The closest
we have is awful's $db procedure.

I've toyed with the idea, but I am afraid I'm not knowledgeable enough
about all RDBMS to come up with a decent API. Any suggestions?

-- Stephen

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