A little curious about something..

Jeff Shannon jeff at ccvcorp.com
Thu Aug 26 21:24:37 CEST 2004

Player wrote:

>However with the Idle version in python, the GUI and python it's self loads
>allot slower, and if I do the same click-hold to reposition the idle GUI
>window, it chugs and stutters across the screen as I move it, rather slowly
>and no were near as smoothly and fluidly as the Activestates version of the
>Idle GUI window.

I'm just guessing here, but the ActiveState IDE, PythonWin, uses native 
Windows widgets from Python, while IDLE uses Tk widgets inside a TCL 
interpreter which is controlled from Python.  This means that IDLE has 
an extra layer or two of indirection.  (And, while I'm sure that TCL is 
a great language within its intended problem domain, I don't believe 
that execution speed has been any sort of priority in its development...)

Jeff Shannon
Credit International

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