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InfoWorld: Qt is still a prime choice for toolkits even if you ignore its greatest strengths

Aug 06, 2000, 19:10 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I've been itching to work with Qt in more depth since I took a look at it some weeks ago, so I took the plunge and went for Qt and C++."

"At first I thought my biggest obstacle would be getting more proficient with Qt. But it was the process of relearning C++ that gave me the most trouble. After all, I've only written a few useful C++ programs, and that was many years ago. Sure, I have an excellent memory, but it's short. So I forgot even some of the most basic principles of C++ programming...."

"In view of the fact that I'm not using one of the best features of Qt, was the effort to relearn C++ worth it? Absolutely. Programmers of GUI-based Linux applications tend to lean toward either C++ and Qt or C and the Gimp Toolkit (GTK)."

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