7 GUIs

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Matthias Felleisen

Jun 1, 2019, 7:47:20 PM6/1/19
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Someone recently mentioned the “7 GUIs” task. I spent a couple of days to write up minimal solutions: 

In my spare time, I will develop this repo in more depth (types, units, etc) because it looks like a reasonably educational task. 

'John Clements' via users-redirect

Jun 3, 2019, 11:59:51 AM6/3/19
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Would it make sense to post the early ones to the 7GUIs site? They might be the easiest ones for others to understand.

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Maciek Godek

Jun 13, 2019, 7:40:46 AM6/13/19
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FWIW I also came up with an even more interesting benchmark for GUIs, that I called "The Draggable Rectangle Challenge"

Here's one description

the solutions (in fairly portable Scheme, Racket-compatible) are described on the blog.

The code (presented by me on Racketfest) is also available in the repo (with the required modules for Racket):

(BTW slides for the Racketfest talk can be found here: https://github.com/panicz/writings/tree/master/talks/racketfest)

Maciek Godek

Jun 13, 2019, 7:44:01 AM6/13/19
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And one more thing,
someone provided a purely functional solution for the Draggable Rectangle Challenge in F# (I think it might be interesting to some).
The links can be found here:

Matthias Felleisen

Jun 14, 2019, 9:06:35 AM6/14/19
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I have continued my work on this repo, with two major additions:

— Macros/ which shows how to abstract over syntactic patterns in the GUI code
— Typed/ which injects types according to Typed Racket’s gradual typing philosophy

Both READMEs are simple experience reports. It has been fun, and I intend to add MVC implementations based on Units at some point soon, and perhaps a bit more.

— Matthias

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