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Re: Feature request: accessing GUI

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... No, providing these GUI features is _not_ simple. You are very much underestimating the effort required. -- Why is abbreviation such a long word? ///
    Message 1 of 2 , May 6, 2002
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      Artur Siekielski wrote:

      > I think one of the most limiting feature of Vim is lack of possibility
      > of creating rich GUI interface (like tabs for switching between buffers
      > or popup-menus for listing possible completions). Creating support for
      > GUI for Vim's builtin script language would be very hard (and for me
      > Vimscript really isn't a good option for writing script larger than 10
      > lines), but there is a much simpler solution for the very popular GTK+
      > version: giving access to GUI for Python with PyGTK. This should be
      > simple and doesn't require much job (I think) - you need only to
      > represent main window, toolbar and menus as Python objects, PyGTK is
      > responsible for the rest. This would give a possibility of creating any
      > user interface.

      No, providing these GUI features is _not_ simple. You are very much
      underestimating the effort required.

      --
      Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?

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