[Pythonmac-SIG] coding preference
kevino at tulane.edu
Sun Jan 23 22:39:39 CET 2005
On Jan 23, 2005, at 5:19 AM, Pete wrote:
> Personally I have a great application and I don't care about the
> 'market' - I don't owe them anything, especially the sheepish ones.
> My app' is currently very simple and I am going to continue developing
> it on the greatest client platform available using the very best
> tools. I have now decided that portability in the context of evolving
> a piece of work is just a distraction. When a better (more productive
> and elegant) OS than OS X shows up I will jump ship.
I understand your position, but I think you're lucky if the above
factors are the biggest concerns you have when developing an app. You
get to develop the app you want, targeting your OS and target audience
based largely on what you yourself prefer.
However, many, many people don't have that flexibility. (Myself
included.) They need to target other OSes in order to be successful. I
wasn't arguing that you should use wxPython; instead, I was arguing
that particularly the Python maintainers shouldn't be talking down the
product as only for 'throwaway' software and the like, because while it
may not meet your, or their, needs/criteria, that doesn't mean the
software is useless to everybody. It's one thing to say "I don't need
it" or "this isn't for me", and another entirely to say "this can only
be used to write throwaway apps/code". After all, I've seen several
people argue that Python, being a scripting language, is useless for
writing 'real' code. But it seems to work very, very well for me, so
either those people are wrong, or everything I write isn't 'real' code.
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