[Python-ideas] win32 extensions

Cesare Di Mauro cesare.di.mauro at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 08:30:58 CEST 2011

2011/9/16 Matt Joiner <anacrolix at gmail.com>

> Well technically not. KDE mostly supplements Qt, A few objects here and
> there make use of some Qt features. The gobject, glib combination are bound
> up in numerous low level system services and supplementary libraries that
> have nothing to do do with GUIs, even I think on a KDE system.
> That said, if system GUI capable APIs are to be exposed on the standard
> library, those should be Win32, Cocoa, and GTK+
And .NET too, since it's a Windows technology which you'll find on any
Windows >= Vista (but also installable on XP).

It doesn't mean that we necessarily need to wrap every single win32 and/or
.NET API into a Python package on the stdlib.

ctypes is useful to access whatever you want (win32 and any DLL, OS X
dynamic libraries, Linux .so).

Python for .NET can do the same for .NET, and is small enough to be made
available on the stdlib. I think that something similar can be provided for
OS X and Linux through Mono.

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