Programming Languages Decisions

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Tue Aug 19 19:21:13 CEST 2008

On Aug 19, 1:45 pm, "E.D.G." <edgrs... at> wrote:
> "Terry Reedy" <tjre... at> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1807.1219098125.922.python-list at
> > Rather than explain further, I suggest that you visit and read
> > some of the tutorial to see what *you* think.
> >
> My original programs were mostly in Basic.  When it became obvious that I
> needed a more powerful language I took a look at Python, Ruby, and a number
> of other languages.
> To get started with this work I decided to go with Perl because it will do a
> lot of things and is highly flexible.  And, it got the job done.  But now
> that this application is up and running I am trying to collect opinions
> regarding what languages more serious programmers might want to use with
> future work for the application.  And for independent researchers, Python
> might be the one they would choose.  For government and university
> researchers who have more resources and their own computer programmers
> available it is sounding like one of the "C" family of languages might be
> the one they would  like.
> How is Python with graphics?

pygame for graphic with SDL library (e.g. fullscreen apps, hardware
Tkinter for basic GUI that can run on any python with no dependencies
(except python vm)
wxWidget, etc for more advanced GUI and if you allow dependencies

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