Library vs Framework

Peter Decker pydecker at
Wed Aug 17 04:32:44 CEST 2005

On 8/16/05, Mike Meyer <mwm at> wrote:

> Well, they may have created a library class that does the job for
> them. Figuring out which is which seemed to be the point of this
> thread.

I guess my summary of the thread was that a library is built to do one
thing, while a framework is built to tie many libraries together to do
a series of connected things. If you end up using libraries in the
same way all of the time, that's the beginning of a framework.

Neither is better, IMO. They exist at completely different levels in
completely different domains.

# p.d.

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