Why would I learn Python over other languages?

Christopher T King squirrel at WPI.EDU
Thu Jul 8 15:26:09 CEST 2004


On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Eric Brunel wrote:

> Paul Rubin wrote:
> 
> > Hmm, yes, although the official GUI toolkit (tkinter) is cumbersome,
> 
> Obviously depends on who's talking: I personnaly always found *other* GUI 
> toolkits cumbersome (I've tested wxPython and PyQT)

Seconded. Only in Tkitner can you write a (legible) one-liner Hello World:

import Tkinter
Tkinter.Label(text='Hello, world!').pack()

> > doesn't look so great on the screen,
> 
> It seems to be the general opinion, but there is some work to make it better on 
> the tcl/tk side; see http://tcl.projectforum.com/tk/Home

On Win32, Tk uses the native widgets, so it looks just as pretty (?) as 
any other Win32 app.

> > and is poorly documented.
>
> No it isn't;

Also seconded. It's also a lot easier to follow Tk's Tcl documentation 
than GTK or Qt's C documentation.




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