|Re: [eclipse-incubator-e4-dev] SWT port to Flex|
So I'm reading between the lines that the intention is to take existing running Java code using SWT, and transmute that, in toto, to Flex. Just like what (I understand) GWT does.
*Devil's Advocates positioning below!!!*
As for "what does this solve" ... let me play devil's advocate here. I love the shape of SWT, I don't care much about the actual bindings to Java. Even though that's the only SWT story - I look at it in a more idealized form. Similarities to Cw / Cg perhaps :-) Take that as my "pro-SWT" stand. Extending the "SWT interface" story out across other languages in no way seems like a stretch to me. Useful? Dunno. But as a concept - works for me.
I could of course be much meaner in my argument and say something like: "I certainly expect a bunch of Java heads to assume that Java is the answer to every problem. Are there 'web people' involved in the discussion here? I don't think any 'web people' ever consider Java to be part of the answer when it comes to 'web UI'". But I'm not a mean guy so I won't say that. :-) And I don't consider myself a knowledgeable 'web person', more of an enthusiast, prosumer. And rock thrower.
On Sep 19, 2008, at 12:30 PM, Steve Northover wrote: