[OT] Re: GUI's and the Rouge, Part III (yes, finally) 1/2

Seriously, though, if there were a Ruby GUI tool
that

you could use to create another Excel – that
would

be exciting.

Had a look at ncurses recently? :slight_smile:

It’s good for making Omega run on modern computers!
(note to self: create Ruby Roguelike)

Actually, a kind of ‘graphical curses’ might be a good
place to start. I’m not sure if curses was more
elegant than most 2d apis because it had the luxury of
dealing in characters rather than pixels, or because
it was just good.

Of course, to make my Excel-clone, I’d still have to
add object embedding, a document object model, a
language to access it with, IPC, a database layer, and
a user-freindly WYSIWYG form editing system. But
after that, with the simple addition of formulas, text
formatting, charting, reporting, integration with some
other large items of software, and zillions of little
buttons, it could be a contender, oh yes.

x

Beware of certain statements in certain places. People who are
reading you in mutt (which they wouldn’t trade for anything else)
might feel a sudden inspiration for violence toward you now. ;->

Massimiliano

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On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 11:37:36PM +0900, Benjamin Peterson wrote:

Seriously, though, if there were a Ruby GUI tool that
you could use to create another Excel – that
Had a look at ncurses recently? :slight_smile:
It’s good for making Omega run on modern computers!