Python Noob - gui module, book, annoying questions

Che M cmpython at
Sun Aug 30 06:51:13 CEST 2009

On Aug 29, 3:20 am, Pherdnut <erik.rep... at> wrote:
> I want to write cross-platform stuff. Any opinions on the best GUI
> module for that?
> I like a good juicy, but concise book for reading on my commute
> downtown. I was thinking of checking Python in a Nutshell. Good? Bad?
> Better?
> Is 3.0+ more object based? I'm actually an FED and one of the things I
> love about JS is the consistency of the language. I love Python 2.6 so
> far so I'm not knocking it. But I'm not really taking advantage of the
> non-core libraries as much right now anyway since I'm learning it.
> What do you guys like in Reg Ex books/sites? I'd like to become more
> fluent in some of the less commonly used stuff.

Also wxPython.  It's cross platform, but it does require occasional
platform-dependent tweaks, since it mostly uses native controls and
sometimes the native controls' requirements are different.

You might want to consider that it's going to be some time before the
3rd party libraries catch up to Python 3.  I'd recommend 2.5 or 2.6
for learning now if you plan on using them.

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