PyGUI as a standard GUI API for Python?

greg greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Oct 15 02:27:53 CEST 2008


Paul Boddie wrote:
> there are a few things with
> regard to layouts which are very difficult with Web technologies (and
> aren't getting any easier, either) but which are almost trivial with
> classic graphical user interface toolkits, and of course there are
> cases where the roles are reversed.

I've written quite a lot of desktop gui apps, and I
don't think I've ever felt the need for free-flowing
widget layouts. To say that a desktop gui api is
severely lacking without this feature is somewhat
overstating the case.

Also, I think that proportional resizing is overrated.
In my experience, either it's sufficient to just
resize one pane and keep the others a fixed size, or
you really want user control over the size of each
pane individually. Proportional resizing is a
compromise that just ends up annoying me.

-- 
Greg



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