Why no maintained wrapper to Win32?

Gilles Ganault nospam at nospam.com
Tue Jul 31 04:35:55 CEST 2007

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 21:49:04 -0700, sturlamolden
<sturlamolden at yahoo.no> wrote:
>Why inflict suffering on yourself with MFC when you can use wxPython
>or PyGTK?

Because I'd like to avoid having to pack several MB + having to
install the toolkit. Considering the size of the typical Python
script, it seemed overkill.

>Sure, you could use ctypes to make calls into user32.dll, gdi32.dll
>and kernel32.dll. Then you can program Python GUIs using the plain
>Win32 API, avoiding PyWin32's MFC or wxPython. But who would do such a

So the PyWin32 interface doesn't make it easier to program Win32 GUI
apps? It's just C that looks like Python?

Guess I have the answer as to no one seems to write GUI apps for
Windows natively :-)


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