[Baypiggies] Is it problematic to embed python in a Qt C++ app?

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 16 01:43:53 CET 2007

>From: Ken Seehart <ken at seehart.com>

>BTW, the only overwhelming reason to favor C++ over python for any /new 
>/GUI development is because management thinks it's a good idea and you 
>really don't want to annoy them with newfangled ideas.  Another advantage 
>of writing GUI code in C++ instead of python is that it takes 4 to 10 times 
>as long to implement C++, which is very good for job security. :-)

I was discussing with a very experienced Java-XML-C++ friend,
he is open to using Python instead of C++ in his GUI, but had the
usual expectations about runtime performance being much slower.
Are there any case studies or papers to evangelize people like that?
If not, this would make good future PyCon material.

Also, documenting and quantifying the shorter development time and
less maintenance would be useful too.

As to commercial decisions, the labor pool of C++/Java GUI programmers
is probably 100x as large as the Python one, and that's a main driver.


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