Where is Python in the scheme of things?

Peter Decker pydecker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 02:31:21 CEST 2006

On 10/4/06, gord <gord at no_spaming.com> wrote:
> As a complete novice in the study of Python, I am asking myself where this
> language is superior or better suited than others. For example, all I see in
> the tutorials are lots of examples of list processing, arithmetic
> calculations - all in a DOS-like environment.
> What is particularly disappointing is the absence of a Windows IDE,
> components and an event driven paradigm. How does Python stand relative to
> the big 3, namely Visual C++, Visual Basic and Delphi? I realize that these
> programming packages are quite expensive now while Python is free (at least
> for the package I am using - ActivePython).

You might want to check out Dabo. It's a framework written by a couple
of guys coming from the world of Microsoft dev tools, and they seem to
be targeting their visual tools to that market. Their website is

I've been using Dabo for a while, both with and without the visual
tools, and it's amazing stuff.


# p.d.

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