Wheel-reinvention with Python

phil hunt zen19725 at zen.co.uk
Mon Aug 1 09:57:16 CEST 2005


On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 12:09:48 -0700, Cliff Wells <cliff at develix.com> wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 10:07 -0700, Kay Schluehr wrote:
>
>> Some other people already abandoned Python not for the worst reasons:
>> 
>> http://www.kevin-walzer.com/pivot/entry.php?id=69
>
>Being a developer requires not only a bit of brains, but quite a bit of
>tenacity as well.  Apparently Kevin lacks the second.
>
>> My objection with wrappers around wrappers around wrappers is that I
>> have no hope ever watching the ground. If some error occurs, which
>> layer has to be addressed? Which developing group is reponsible? My own
>> or that of team A, team B, team C ... ? The baroque concept is
>> repulsive to me and only acceptable in case of legacy code that gets
>> wrapped around old one and is dedicated to substitute it continously.
>
>Of course, Tkinter is still a wrapper around a third party library (Tk)
>borrowed from a different language (Tcl) and written again in a third
>language (C), much the same as wxPython.  

In practise any Python GUI is going to contain code from otyher 
languages since if it was coded all the way down in python it would 
be too slow.

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