Library vs Framework (was Dr. Dobb's Python-URL!)

Simon Brunning simon.brunning at
Tue Aug 16 10:05:27 CEST 2005

On 8/15/05, Terry Hancock <hancock at> wrote:
> On Monday 15 August 2005 09:54 am, Simon Brunning wrote:
> > If you call its code, it's a library. If it calls yours, it's a framework.
> Such concision deserves applause. ;-)

Thank you. ;-)

As others have pointed out, this is a *drastic* simplification,
perhaps an oversimplification. You will inevitably need to call a
framework's code in addition to it calling yours, and a callback
argument or two won't turn a library into a framework. But I think it
captures the essence of the difference.

Simon B,
simon at,

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