[plt-scheme] Re: Simple UI for delivering simple functionality

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Mon Jun 25 22:52:18 EDT 2007

On Jun 26, John Chandler wrote:
> OK, well, apparently posting a question here means I need to go back
> to HelpDesk *one* more time, because I just found the answer.  Or at
> least part of it.  In the future I will keep track of how many
> searches I've launched, write up the question, then do another round
> of searches before posting.  Sorry, folks.
> In case anyone reading this is still wondering, the raw docs on the
> GUI question are in the MrEd Graphical Toolbox Manual, Chapter 2.
> I might still benefit from other doc pointers, of course.
> And I still don't know the answer to the question about readline.

What was the question about readline?

And BTW, if all you want is to have them use the functions you wrote,
you can slap up a web interface.  (But that also comes with some

> On Jun 25, 10:35 pm, John Chandler <jmcaxol... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a few functions I'd like to send to a couple of non-programmer
> > friends.  I can package up an app such that *I* could use it, but I'd
> > like to avoid triggering their parenthesis-allergies  I could use a
> > simple graphical form with some text fields, or I could use something
> > readline-oriented.  One target environment is Mac OS X, the other is
> > Windows XP.
> >
> > I would like to avoid having to become an expert on how to draw, fill,
> > and place various kinds of geometrical objects, unless that is really
> > necessary.  Are there functions in the libraries somewhere that would
> > enable me to create a form, place a few text fields on it, and read/
> > write strings from/to those fields?
> >
> > Or I could use getline, but then apparently I need to be sure the
> > proper libraries exist on the target machine.
> >
> > If experience is any guide, I'm likely overthinking this and there's a
> > completely simple way to accomplish it.  Insights are invited.

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