[Python-Dev] Python as a Metro-style App

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Jan 8 01:27:34 CET 2012

> > When you say MoveFile is absent, is MoveFileEx supported instead?
>    WinRT strongly prefers asynchronous methods for all lengthy
> operations. The most likely call to use for moving files is
> StorageFile.MoveAsync.
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br227219.aspx

How does it translate to C?

> > Depending on the extent of removed/disabled functionality, it might not
> > be very interesting to have a Metro port at all.
>    Asynchronous APIs will become much more important on all platforms
> in the future to ensure responsive user interfaces. Python should not
> be left behind.

I'm not sure why "responsive user interfaces" would be more important
today than 10 years ago, but at least I hope Microsoft has found
something more usable than overlapped I/O.



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