XForms: A suggestion...

Orn E. Hansen (oe.hansen@oehansen.pp.se)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 19:09:17 +0200 (CEST)

To subscribers of the xforms list from "Orn E. Hansen" <oe.hansen@oehansen.pp.se> :


In my use of a library like xforms, I've bounced my stupid head against
one wall, which I think would be a real feature if it was torn down. The
graphical user interface, or GUI, is functionally the main loop of every
program. However, I have a case where I would like this to be turned
around. A program, where the main loop is a communications between two
or more computers, that rarely needs a human interaction. But that it
would be a feature, to be able to put up a small window where the user
could click on a button, when (s)he decides that an interaction with the
programs main loop is necessary.

I therefore ask, isn't it possible to make the event interaction
between the program and the library an Interrupt driven routine? The way
I see it, is that the main loop of a program is only interrupted in case of
a real event, like keyboard or mouse event that is actually occurring
inside a form. While the main program continues to run, until interrupted.

How about it, would this be possible to implement in the library?

Orn Einar Hansen oe.hansen@oehansen.pp.se
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