UI toolkits for Python

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Tue Oct 18 17:55:11 CEST 2005

aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex Martelli) writes:
> Maybe that's the key difference between the mindset of a
> mathematician and that of an engineer -- I consider reaching over
> 95% of visitors to be _quite good indeed_,

Oh? So you'd consider an SMTP/IMAP/POP/DNS/NFS/etc server that
rejected 5% of the systems connecting to be _quite good indeed_? I
think I'm glad that the internet wasn't built by people who agreed
with that.

If you know what you're doing, you can have the best of both worlds
for a lot of web applications. Yes, it won't be as rich or functional
for the five percent who worry about security (or whatever), but it'll
still work. And yes, you can't do it for every application. For those,
anyone vaguely competent will add a warning.

What surprises me is that marketing types will accept turning away -
what's the current internet user base? 200 million? - 10 million
potential customers without a complaint. Or maybe they just don't get
told that that's what's going on.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>			http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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