[Python-ideas] win32 extensions

Cesare Di Mauro cesare.di.mauro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 08:13:08 CEST 2011

2011/9/14 Matt Joiner <anacrolix at gmail.com>

> 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
> projects?
> "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
> Win32 interface".
> Just a thought.
We already have platform-specific modules on stdlib. ;)

Have you written any interactive command-line interpreter in Python? It's
great if you are using an Unix-like o.s., since the readline module can be
used, but Windows programmers can't do the same. -_-

As a programmer, I use Python to help on solving my problems, whatever the
platform I was using to develop for.

If I need to make a Windows-only project, there's nothing that Python can do
to stop me. But I'll definitely appreciate it, if it can make my life easier
on doing this.

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