Is there a easy to use GUI package for C?

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    Is there a easy to use GUI package for C?

    I know there's the winAPI and MFC. But I want something that's free and easy to use. Something similar to the tk GUI package that comes with tcl and perl. There's FLTK, which seems cool, but it's for C++ and rather hard to install for a borland command line compiler. Anyone know of any good GUI package? Thanks.
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    None that I know of

    What do you mean "Win32 API's not free"??? It comes with Dev-C++ (which is also C-compatible). It's not too easy, that's true. But practice makes perfect!

    I suggest using Dev-C++ over a command-line compiler. You can get it at http://www.bloodshed.net/

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    GTK?

    Free. Portable. Seems to be more C like.

    There is a Dev C++ Package for it.

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    there really is no way to make GUI applications. GUI is a GRAPHICAL User Interface and so many exceptions, handles etc are used when making them. There are some APIs easier than others but in general GUI programming is not easy. You've gotta draw the window, draw the things inside, then link them, give them functions etc. It's a lot of work.

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    Really no way to make a GUI app? I'm not trying to be philosophical in my question and definitely not in the answers I'm looking for. Anyways, I just tried google and there are literally hundreds of GUI packages; so I guess I'll just learn Java


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    PS: Saying java is a ripoff of C is like saying the United States is a rip off of Great Britain.
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    PS: Saying java is a ripoff of C is like saying the United States is a rip off of Great Britain.
    The United States is a rip off of Great Britain!

    PS: The rip offs are never as good -jk
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    You really think java is a rip off of C? You know that Java's "parent" is C/C++? So a lot of the syntax and ideas are similar, but i like to see someone go build a applet with C++. Plus java has it's own GUI, JFC, which honestly in my opinion, kicks ass. The only things that i dont like about java are that it's slow (interpreter language) and you need the java interpreter installed on any computer that runs java.
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