code in cvs is broken

Bill Gribble
02 Apr 2002 07:56:20 -0600

On Fri, 2001-11-16 at 14:15, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> I'm not really concerned that its somehow 'doing the wrong thing',
> as the general malaise about making C code smarter than it desrves to
> be.  I'd rather keep the c code as dumb as possible, and have the 
> scheme code push it around like a wet noodle.  Trying to make the 
> C code smart by using guile just seems like an invitation to trouble.

I tend to agree with this.  Up until now, the main reason for C code
calling Guile functions is that we haven't used the Guile bindings for
Gtk/Gnome, so we had to write callbacks and such for dialogs in C, but
then call out to Scheme to get the real work done. 

In my out-of-tree development I have been using guile-gtk and libglade
together extensively and I am VERY happy with this combination.  It
really lets you get away from C for almost everything except primitive

I would like to see much of the stuff in src/gnome be rewritten in
Scheme, mainly because GUI code is so much smaller and clearer when you
have anonymous functions and closures available for callbacks.