Why isn't Python king of the hill?

Martin von Loewis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Sun May 27 13:49:16 CEST 2001


Frank Mitchell <frankm at bayarea.net> writes:

> Python takes the opposite approach, of bundling libraries enough people
> find useful.  Good for programmers, but bad for big corporations trying
> to impose their product on a reluctant world, I guess.

For GUIs, Python's "approach" has changed over time, too. Initially,
Python shipped with stdwin, but that got never any serious attention.
It is actually the openned of the C API that allows you to integrate
different GUIs that defined Python's approach.

Regards,
Martin




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