what would you like to see in a 2nd edition Nutshell?
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Thu Dec 30 00:31:40 CET 2004
RM <ny_r_marquez at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What you say is true. However, I didn't think the target audience of
> this book was newbies. Python newbies yes, but not programming
> newbies. For programming newbies I would recommend the "Learning
> Python" book instead.
Sure (or any of the other excellent tutorials, including "Python
Programming for Absolute Beginners"). Such tutorials' coverage of GUI
programming tends to be scarce, though; and moreover, programmers often
come to Python, from other languages, without skills directly applicable
to programming a GUI in Python (as opposed to, say, just painting the
GUI with a tool, as QT Designer or wxGlade may let you do).
Any GUI programming skills that may exist can be Tk-related more often
than one might think... or maybe that's just my own biased observations,
people coming to Python from previous experience with perl or tcl, but
I've known quite a few of those.
> The availability argument, however, is a good point.
It has its importance, yes. If you want to replace the de facto Python
standard GUI toolkit with wx, gtk or whatever, having an IDLE-or-better
equivalent using your favourite toolkit, and managing to sneak it into
the std Python distro, would be the way to go;-)
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