why did MIT drop scheme for python in intro to computing?

Ashish Hanwadikar ahanwadi at comcast.net
Wed Oct 10 17:55:52 CEST 2007


"Grant Edwards" <grante at visi.com> wrote in message 
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> On 2007-10-09, gnuist006 at hotmail.com <gnuist006 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Does scheme have a gui library?
>
> Yes.  It had a far, far better Tk binding than Python.
>
>  http://kaolin.unice.fr/STk/
>
> I've used both for real-world applications, and STk was _miles_
> ahead of tkinter.  It was a real, native binding to the Tk
> library rather than something stuck together with TCL.  GUI
> widgets were real Scheme objects that acted the way one
> expected them to, rather than wrapped TCL objects.
>
> However, Tk has been largely abandoned in favor of a native
> GTK+ binding
>
>  http://www.stklos.org/
>
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I couldn't find any documentation on stklos (other than a few examples) 
regarding its gtk+ binding. Could you please point me to appropriate link?
thanks in advance,
Ashish K Hanwadikar
http://ashish.typepad.com/ 




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