[Python-ideas] win32 extensions
anacrolix at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 04:28:09 CEST 2011
Do we really need to be encouraging use of Windows APIs in Python?
Given the greater user base of Windows, is there a danger this could
encourage the littering of Windows-only "workarounds" in many
"Well Python doesn't ship with a usable GUI toolkit (hi tk), but it
does ship with Win32"->"Everyone uses Windows anyway, lets make a
Just a thought.
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 20:08, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
>> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>> There's also the impression (possibly wrong) that pywin32/win32all is
>>> somewhat dated, and hasn't changed much since the glory days of
>>> Windows 98.
>> I think that's mainly because the thing it's wrapping --
>> the win32 api -- is somewhat dated, and hasn't changed much
>> since the glory days of Windows 98. :-)
>> By today's standards, the traditional win32 gui api is
>> hopelessly cruddy. Unfortunately, the only efforts on
>> Microsoft's part to replace it with something better
>> seem to be taking place in the .NET world.
> Could we skip inclusion the win32gui stuff? We'd be including
> something which has been surpassed by WinForms, which itself has
> (mostly?) been surpassed by WPF, and soon enough we'll have Metro...on
> top of the fact that we'd be introducing a second way to do GUI work
> alongside Tkinter.
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