gui toolkits: the real story? (Tkinter, PyGTK, etc.)
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Oct 2 16:22:22 CEST 2007
"bramble" <cadet.bramble at gmail.com> wrote in message
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| I don't know... As I meant to imply above, it's looking like Tkinter
| will be playing its expected role in Py3k as the GUI toolkit of
| choice. And from what I've seen of the Py3k effort, there's been
| really excellent work on pulling out stuff that should be pulled out.
| So, if it was *really* simply only first-mover advantage keeping it
| there, I'd expect to see talk of removing it from the standard
First, the 3.0a1 release put off modification of the stdlib. Second, Guido
wants to distribute a minimal development environment - Idle - and that is
written in TKinter. Third, I have not seen a formal proposal from the
authors of any other GUI toolkit that such replace TKinter or even
supplement it. There are disadvantages as well as advantages to having
one's work in the stdlib.
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