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39  <a name="general" /><h2>General questions about Snow</h2>  <a name="general" /><h2>General questions about Snow</h2>
40  <a name="ch001" /><h3>So, what is Snow?</h3>  <a name="ch001" /><h3>So, what is Snow?</h3>
41  Snow is a declarative language (DSL) targeted to build graphical user interfaces based on the Java Swing GUI library.  Snow is a declarative language (DSL) targeted at building graphical user interfaces based on the Java Swing GUI library.
42  It is somewhat similar in spirit to <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xul/">XUL</a> or <a href="http://www.swixml.org/">SwiX<sup>ml</sup></a>, while adopting a unique approach which has many advantages over XML + scripting languages. Snow is a fully interactive language - you can prototype your GUI at the read-eval-print loop and see the results immediately, without a lengthy batch compilation phase.  It is somewhat similar in spirit to <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xul/">XUL</a> or <a href="http://www.swixml.org/">SwiX<sup>ml</sup></a>, while adopting a unique approach which has many advantages over XML + scripting languages. Snow is a fully interactive language - you can prototype your GUI at the read-eval-print loop and see the results immediately, without a lengthy batch compilation phase.
43  <a name="ch002" /><h3>Which technologies is Snow built upon?</h3>  <a name="ch002" /><h3>Which technologies is Snow built upon?</h3>
44  Snow is written in a combination of <a href="http://java.sun.com/">Java</a> and Common Lisp (particularly its implementation  Snow is written in a combination of <a href="http://java.sun.com/">Java</a> and Common Lisp (particularly its implementation

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