[Python-ideas] win32 extensions
Cesare Di Mauro
cesare.di.mauro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 07:59:09 CEST 2011
2011/9/14 Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>
> 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.
> As things stand, this places them out of the easy reach
> of Python. Adding something to the stdlib enabling
> Python to call .NET libraries would open up considerable
> new opportunities.
> Maybe it could be based on this:
Python for .NET is a GREAT project which opens up a new world for Windows
developers which want to start playing around with things like Silverlight,
WPF, WCF, etc..
It's a tiny, but very useful project .
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