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The next generation of Python programmers

The next generation of Python programmers

Posted May 1, 2014 22:41 UTC (Thu) by smorrow (guest, #95721)
In reply to: The next generation of Python programmers by nix
Parent article: The next generation of Python programmers

IPC other than pipes clearly exists, but pipe is the only one that non-programmers know about. Why is this? Maybe because programs have to be specially written to use other forms of IPC, but pipes just work everywhere.

If that's the single most important thing about pipes (is it not?), then what's the GUI equivalent of that? Copy and paste is the closest thing I can think of.

It's too bad most research in HCI seems more concerned with tacky things like virtual/augmented reality.


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The next generation of Python programmers

Posted May 6, 2014 12:12 UTC (Tue) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

There were many attempts in the 90s to do gui forms of IPC. The commercial variations were things like OLE embedding, OpenDoc(TM), HotLinks, Publish/Subscribe. They all felt much clumsier than they were worth and were stability nightmares.

There were some more researchy things like oberon and smalltalk, but I don't know how close to practical they ever became.


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