[fpc-pascal] Text GUI and Graphic GUI's, CLX etc.

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Tue Jan 18 19:43:12 CET 2005

> Hi,
> Borland/Delphi has a "technology" called CLX... it's ment for cross
> platform
> development.
> Another project called DWPL uses this CLX for Text Gui's and Graphical
> Gui's.
> It's pretty impressive.
> One can use Delphi to design a graphical gui etc... and then thx to this
> DWPL/CLX magic it can also be compiled/linked etc... and suddenly it's
> turned into a Text GUI !!!.
> I would like to develop a Text Based GUI application that can be cross
> compiled to all targets.
> So maybe this DWPL/CLX stuff can be compiled with Free Pascal 1.9.6 ?
> I haven't tried it yet... but later I will... right now I have to go :D

Getting CLX parsed/compiled is not the most complex part. Getting it
working afterwards. It also contains Delphi specific issues and uses
classes/methods not yet implemented in FPC/FCL.

IMHO you can better spend time on Lazarus and create a Textmode target of
the LCL.

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