How come wxPython isn't in the standard library?

Roger Binns rogerb at rogerbinns.com
Sat Nov 6 19:50:47 CET 2004


Roger Binns wrote:
> Anything that is in stdlib is somewhat constrained to the same release
> schedule as the core Python.  For example it would have been bad to do
> the wxPython 2.4 to 2.5 transition during the 2.3 Python series.

The other thing I failed to mention is that the wxPython API isn't very
Pythonic.  (This doesn't matter to people like me who are used to GUI
programming - the wxPython API is very much in the normal style for GUI
APIs.)

There is an expectation that modules in the standard library are good
examples of Pythonic APIs, programming, documentation, self tests etc.

Roger 





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