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

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Tue Oct 9 06:04:32 CEST 2007


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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