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
http://dabodev.com.

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

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# p.d.



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