Re: Heated agreement? (was) Re: Canvas shortcomings

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Mark wrote:

> Another possiblity is no interpreter at all. The interpreter allows a
> clean seperation between the display server, and client application. Mac
> OS X seems oriented to the desktop user, so they probably don't care about
> this. They might use a hybrid interpreter/API, where the API has fine
> control over the interpreters actions. This would probably be closer to
> most graphics APIs available.

Here are some more questions to think about(nobody has really answered my
previous questions, besides Mark, so I can only assume that the other
participants haven't actually thought them through).

Is there a difference between an interpreter and a serialised protocol?
Why do we want an interpreter?
 (What will be the benefits and costs associated?)
Why do we want a serialied protocol?
 (What will be the benefits and costs associated?)


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