[BangPypers] When *not* to use Python

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 15:27:23 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 20 2010, steve wrote:

> On 10/20/2010 05:38 PM, Gopalakrishnan Subramani wrote:
>> I won't develop DESKTOP based application in Python. Desktop means
>> non-browser based application but like MFC/VC++ stuffs.
> Interesting. Not that I know anything about MFC/VC++ but in the linux
> world a fairly large number of desktop apps (at least gtk based ones)
> are written in python. Why is the situation different in windows ?


I think it's cultural. Windows GUIs (atleast till recently) all use the
Microsoft sanctioned set of widgets and controls and the ecosystem
around it so it was the "one way" to develop apps there. Things are
different now with cross platform widget sets. 

In the free software desktop market, there's a lot of choice which
results in multiple options. 


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