Python good for translating GUI built in Java?

Fredrik Lundh effbot at
Tue Mar 14 00:43:41 CET 2000

(just a few small nits)

François Pinard <pinard at> wrote:
> > I've got a GUI application currently written in Java; it's about 16000
> > lines.
> I do not speak Java, but I've read a few times that Python allows you to
> write smaller programs for similar algorithms, a factor of 8 was

8 sounds a bit high -- better make that 2-3, or something.

> The PIL (Python Imaging Library) has good reputation too, I do not
> remember if people said it run on Windows, however; someone else
> might confirm.

fwiw, most of the development is done on an old Windows 95


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