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Re: [lmi] Use wxWidgets support for safely showing message boxes

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: [lmi] Use wxWidgets support for safely showing message boxes
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 15:37:38 +0000
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On 2/23/23 14:37, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2023 00:58:27 +0000 Greg Chicares <gchicares@sbcglobal.net> 
> wrote:
> GC> On 2/23/23 00:00, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
> GC> [...]
> GC> >  This looks like a chicken and egg problem to me: we need wx to show the
> GC> > message box, but this function is only [supposed to be] used when wx is 
> not
> GC> > available, so it does seem like it can't use it, almost by definition.
> GC> > 
> GC> >  But please let me know if I do miss something here
> GC> 
> GC> Yet msw seems to have solved the chicken and egg problem,
>  By conflating the chicken and the egg: there is no such thing as a MSW
> system without a GUI, so MessageBox() can always be shown. Under Unix this
> is not the case, of course, you can have perfectly functional Unix systems
> without any GUI at all, and hence without any way to show a message box.

Ah. Of course. Thanks.

>  I'm sorry but I really don't see how could we possibly improve this.


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