Wheel-reinvention with Python

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Mon Aug 1 00:16:21 CEST 2005


On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 23:46 +0200, Torsten Bronger wrote:
> Hallöchen!
> 
> Cliff Wells <cliff at develix.com> writes:
> 
> > [...]
> >
> > Well, I think this exposes one of the more interesting sides of
> > open source software in general.  For better or worse, you get
> > choices.  If you don't like choice, you won't like open source.
> 
> On the other hand, the GUI package bundled with Python is a regular
> decision of some sort of committee.

No, it's a decision made by Guido some years ago that remains in place
because it's more pain to remove than to simple leave there.  

Besides, define "bundled with".  My python install doesn't have it.
Tkinter was separated out sometime ago as a separate download that just
happens to have a link next to the standard installer.  Having a link on
python.org hardly qualifies as "bundled with" IMO.  "Bundled near" would
be more accurate.

Cliff

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