Python in a desktop environment

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sun Mar 11 11:18:37 CET 2007

David Cramer schrieb:
> On Mar 10, 10:52 pm, "sjdevn... at" <sjdevn... at>
> wrote:
>> David Cramer wrote:
>>> If you had an application that you were about to begin development on
>>> which you wanted to be cross platform (at least Mac and Windows),
>>> would you suggest using c++ and Python?
>> I'd strongly consider a pure python solution (I'd choose wxpython),
>> but if I needed to code backend stuff in a lower level language I'd
>> use C rather than C++.
> Well we want it to be very robust, and python isn't exactly the
> fastest language, or one with the lowest overhead :)

Erm, and what has _robustness_ with fast & less overhead to do? It's 
exactly the other way round, a python program is much less likely to 
crash that C/C++, and if so in manners that are much easier to manage 
and fix.

I've done extensive GUI-development with PyQt, and can say that it's a 
very productive and powerful combination. And GUI-code usually isn't 
troublesome performance-wise.


More information about the Python-list mailing list