Forth, metaWINDOW and GUI design

Abstract

ELUS by Eleusinian Enterprises is discussed as an example of a mixed language Forth implementation which includes its own GUI toolkit, the Interactive Screen Designer. The linked Meta WINDOW graphics library (Metagraphics Software Corporation), makes the design and implementation of graphics application user interfaces possible, intuitive, and efficient. The discussed utilities of the Interactive Screen Designer include the design of standard window and control screen objects, paint facilities for creating customdesigned application windows, and a Linker utility which allows any predefined screen region to be linked to executable code. A music application, ELUS:TD, and an ELUS music utility, SEIMATRIX, are demonstrated as examples of virtual device panels and control interfaces created with the Interactive Screen Designer.

DOI: 10.1145/199200.316996

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@inproceedings{Lpez1993ForthMA, title={Forth, metaWINDOW and GUI design}, author={Persio David L{\'o}pez}, booktitle={FORTH '92}, year={1993} }