Proposal: An Xfce C++ language binding for GTK+

Jeff Franks jcf at
Fri Oct 8 23:17:44 CEST 2004

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

>On 10/08/04 01:12, Jeff Franks wrote:
>>[snip: Proposal: An Xfce C++ language binding for GTK+]
>this sounds like a cool idea.  i haven't yet looked at your framework, so
>i can't comment on any of it's techincal points.  a few months ago i was
>reading up on XS to give some perl bindings a try, but i got distracted
>with other things and didn't go very far.
>a question about your glib/gtk bindings: are they source compatible with
Not really. There are several API differences, although these are minor.

>i notice you're using libsigc++ as well, so that leads me
>to believe you might be source compatible.  
Libsigc++ is used but again the API names are different (e.g 
sig_clicked() in GFC vs signal_clicked() in Gtkmm).

>i think that would be a big win,
>as it sounds rather silly to have two competing language bindings.  i mean,
>really, competing software, sure.  competing toolkits, sure.  but competing
>bindings for the same toolkit?  kinda silly, IMHO.
Sometimes when there are conflicts you have no choice but to either do 
it yourself or don't do it all.

Jeff Franks

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