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Author Muller, Hans
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Although Lisp was the host for many of the first graphical user interface (GUI) packages, popular activity in this area has shifted to more primitive but widely used languages such as C and C++. One explanation for this shift is that while Lisp's strength in rapid prototyping and development led to the initial progress, it also tended to inspire an imperialist attitude: applications were often crafted exclusively in Lisp, even when part of the application could make use of an existing conventional language library. We believe the ideal way to construct a CommonLisp GUI package today is to integrate proven C libraries with an object-oriented Lisp framework.
Description Affiliation: Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, CA (Muller, Hans)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 9
Page Count 3
Starting Page 59
Ending Page 61


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Source: ACM Digital Library