Tkinter vs wxPython

Ed Leafe ed at
Fri Jan 28 02:23:45 CET 2005

On Jan 27, 2005, at 12:17 PM, Gabriel Cosentino de Barros wrote:

> Now going back on topic: A think that neighter Tk nor wxWindow is a 
> good choice for python. They both suck much of it when it came to 
> abstraction. They're still better than glade or gtk. But could improve 
> a lot. wxWindow has simple an ugly API, and Tk has a huge sin in the 
> syntax to pass actions to the buttons.

	I agree with that assessment, although I preferred wxPython over Tk. 
One of the fundamental design goals of the Dabo framework is to wrap 
the UI toolkits to hide all that ugliness, and present a uniform, 
simple API for all the UI controls. We are using wxPython initially as 
our UI toolkit of choice, but the long-term plan is to wrap Tk, too, so 
that the interface to both is the same. IOW, the same app code will 
work with wxPython or Tk. That's a lofty goal, but one that I think is 
essential to bring Python UI development up to level available to other 

  Ed Leafe

More information about the Python-list mailing list