How come wxPython isn't in the standard library?

Stelios Xanthakis sxanth at
Tue Nov 9 01:28:40 CET 2004

BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
> There seems to be some good reasons that
> wxPython isn't in the stdlib yet.

One more: Maybe the wxPython folks should add some documentation first.

I've worked with PyGTK, PyQT, wxPython and Tkinter for writting some
wrappers and I was *not* impressed with wxPython. The only strength
of it is that it looks good almost everywhere. That is of course 
important --that's why HTML interfaces are so popular today--, but
wx is very big and not so cool to program. One can even accuse it
of bloat.

OTOH, it is a fact that the program with the most users wins and
the bet today is software that runs everywhere. Perl and python
were there first. Then java and c# appeared. IMO, these languages
are terrible for interpreted programs but they have good standard
GUI libraries. If python had a good toolkit maybe java and c# wouldn't 
exist. So the issue of std toolkit shouldn't been taken lightly.

Unless somebody does something, I see us all using a web browser as an 
interface to our programs and then inventing tookits over javascript 

These are the opinions of my boss and not my own.

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