why no RealPython yet?

Kevin Altis altis at semi-retired.com
Mon Oct 15 22:21:10 CEST 2001

That is the direction that we're heading with PythonCard
The project framework was started in July and the current focus is on the
GUI widgets and event system. Eventually, there will be an environment, at
which point probably a lot of what you want that is in RealBasic will be
available in PythonCard. I would be interested to hear the specific elements
you're looking for. It is unlikely that the base PythonCard environment will
act as a code generator or provide visual programming, the user code you'll
need to write will still be Python. You can already produce apps with
PythonCard that work on Windows, Linux, and Solaris and the Mac is coming.


"Chris Ryland" <cpr at emsoftware.com> wrote in message
news:8827e15d.0110151158.1a1a8c36 at posting.google.com...
> If you're aware of the RAD tool RealBasic for the Mac (which produces
> single-file native executables for MacOS 9, X (Carbon-based) and
> Win32, without source changes), I wonder if you have any thoughts of
> why a similarly productive tool hasn't appeared for Mac/Win based on
> Python?
> If you're not aware of RealBasic, take a look (www.realbasic.com).
> It's quite impressive for what it does.
> And, yes, it's not as powerful a tool in some sense as something like
> BlackAdder, but it's oh so much more approachable (which is the point
> of RAD tools), and it produces all three platform binaries with one
> click, which is even more the point of tools for people in the
> commercial world whose targets are pretty much limited to Win32 and
> MacOS 8/9 and X.
> I'm almost tempted to produce a clone based on Python...

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