True standard Windows app in Python?

Thomas Dorn thomas.dorn at phreaker.net
Mon Dec 29 16:20:56 CET 2003


On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:35:56 +0200, Ville Vainio wrote:

> Thomas Dorn <thomas.dorn at phreaker.net> writes:
> 
>> In your situation (i.e. trying to build a Windows application which
>> is "standard in every conceivable way"), I would not use Python. 
> 
> Doesn't using the mfc library (like PythonWin does) enable creating
> applications that are "standard in every conceivable way"?

Even if there are wrappers for things like the MFC library, I would
not say that Python is a "good choice" for writing Windows applications
as defined by Pjer (and Pjer was asking whether it Python is a "good
choice" for his kind of projects or not). 

I use Python for 80%+ of my projects (mostly cross-platform) and
would normally recommend it for almost any project; but considering
the various Microsoft OS (incl. Longhorn) and their differences, I 
think using C#/.NET (or maybe even C++) is a better choice for some-
one in Pjer's situation.  




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