Re: [G2R] hpaned in file selection


Michael Meeks <michael ximian com> writes:

> 	From a programming perspective one might wonder out loud, why (since we
> now have a multiple file selection API) the internal widgetry cannot be
> hidden inside a private internal structure so that people who want to
> poke at it's implementation details can't [1], oh and so that it can be
> trivially, efficiently & bin-compatibly expanded later etc. :-) I know
> the Gtk+ team doesn't like private structures, but I never understood
> quite why [ esp. for a 'big' widget like a file selector ].

perhaps because the fileselection widget (ehh, dialog, I wish it was
a widget) is so horribly bad that everyone would have to redo it
entirely if one couldn't at least hack around in the internals ?

Salut, Sven

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