python is great
joe at strout.net
Tue Jan 6 21:24:40 CET 2009
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> On the Mac in particular, if you want
>> your app to run on any PowerPC or Intel machine runing 10.4 or later,
>> and you're using anything not in the standard framework (such as
>> MySQLdb), it's a bit of a nightmare.
> You're looking for py2app:
No, I'm *using* py2app. I've been trying to use it for a couple of
weeks now, with the generous help of such people as Robin Dunn, and I
still don't have it quite working properly. (I'd be happy to send you
my notes on what was required to get as far as I've gotten, but it's
several pages, a bit long to post here.)
(py2exe works a little more easily, thank goodness.)
>> So I would say that Python as a language is great, and its standard
>> framework is great. But its (many) IDEs are pretty poor, and the
>> process of building a polished, packaged app is abysmal.
> It's certainly work, but that's always the case for nicely polished
> apps :-)
In Python, yes. :) Not in all environments.
> For packaging, you can choose from a multitude of installer builders -
> none of which are really Python specific.
I'm not even talking about that level of packaging -- I'm just talking
about making something that appears to the user like a normal
executable, which they can double-click on their system and have it
actually run, rather than aborting with something unhelpful like "No
module named MySQLdb".
>> And there are
>> some things (such as Flash-style web applets) that you still can't do at
>> all in Python, even after all these years.
> You're looking for Silverlight:
Maybe. I'm not a big fan of anything so Microsoftian, but I'll admit
that this does mostly fit the bill I described above (or has the
potential to, anyway).
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