Best programs written completly in Python

Franz Steinhäusler franz.steinhaeusler at
Sun Aug 5 17:14:13 CEST 2007

On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 21:31:23 +1000, Campbell Barton
<cbarton at> wrote:

>O.R.Senthil Kumaran wrote:
>> * Franz Steinh?usler <franz.steinhaeusler at> [2007-08-05 12:14:38]:
>>> wWhat are the best programs in your opinion, written entirly
>>> in pyhton, divided into categories like:
>>> a) Games
>>> b) Utilities/System
>>> c) Office
>>> d) Web/Newsreader/Mail/Browser
>> Its a difficult question to answer as the software are aplenty and there is no
>> judgement basis as this one is the best.
>> Head on to and see for yourself for programs under each
>> category.
>> And moreover, "written entirely in python" is a constrain to find the
>> programs. Why do you need such a list for?
>Of course this is totally objective, but that dosnt mean its not a valid 
>If you were starting out a project were thinking of writing it in 
>python, you might want to look at whats out there - maybe python has 
>limitations which stops it being a good choice in some situations (for 
>instance?)- on the other hand you might want to see some shining 
>examples that prove the capabilities of python ;)
>'Being written entirely in python' - is a bit tricky, often these 
>applications rely on some specific extension or make heavy use of a 
>backend that dosnt come with python (like pygame, pygtk, or py-gstreamer).
>Games - See Pygame
>* meld is a really nice diffing tool for linux -
>* ubuntu have some of their install tools in python.
>* txt2tags - a great markup language for doc writing. - 
>* sound recording/editing -

Thank you for that interesting applications.
They are surely interesting as example of learning pyhton
and convince some people to choose/switch to pyhton.

>Office?? - no idea, openoffice can be scripted in python.
>Web - * isnt bit torrent python?, probably lots of stuff but I dont know 
>of them ;)

That purpose also a good list could fulfill, to show the capabilities
of pyhton not only on a theoretical way of showing sample code.

Franz Steinhaeusler

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