> "Conrad Schneiker" <schneik / us.ibm.com> wrote:
> >Kevin Smith wrote:
> >
> >jjthrash / pobox.com wrote:
> [...stuff about gui wrappers benig hard...]
> >Other people in other languages have examined this issue without
any
> >apparent success. Ever wonder why the Perl world doesn't brag about
the
> >GUI equivalent of DBI?
> [...]
> 
> First of all Perl is not a great choice for writing GUI
> applications.  But even so, as someone who doesn't
> really enjoy GUIs very much there is one feature that I
> really, really wish someone would put into one of these
> toolkits, something which could probably be made portable
> across toolkits.
> 
> Why isn't there a way to take something that was written
> as a GUI application, flip a flag, and have something
> with a reasonably scriptable interface that can be used
> from batch-mode?
> 
> I don't care what your graphics look like.  Where can I
> enter text?  What buttons are available?  Please, please
> please when you alert me, don't bother putting up a box
> that needs to be clicked.  There are no humans to care,
> and I want to be able to handle that case...
> 
> I think that this is lowest common denominator enough
> that it should be possible to do this portably.  And it
> would be very, very nice to have an easy way to get a
> scriptable interface to someone else's GUI application.

You might want to look at the Understanding Design Patterns message
that was started from this thread.  It addresses your very issue....

Thanks,

Guerry

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