Why Python

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Fri Jul 11 20:07:33 CEST 2003


Chuck Spears wrote:
>>There are, but if you're into thin GUI clients like VB6, there is no 
>>direct equivalent.
> 
> LOL.  Tell our VB guys who have to bundle VB6 runtimes, MDAC, and
> other assorted Activex controls with their apps how thin VB6 clients
> are. 

I was mixing terms up. I was really meaning 'fat client' here (full 
win32 GUI/database access, etc.) in contrast to a 'thin client' 
(normally a browser-based interface with most processing happening on 
the backend web-/database server)

> If you want a truly thin windows client, use Delphi or C++
> Builder.

Executable/runtime size is pretty much irrelevant under most 
circumstances (read: intranets with scripted installs).

-- Gerhard





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