What does Guido want in a GUI toolkit for Python?

laplacian42 at gmail.com laplacian42 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 22:33:46 CEST 2009


On Jun 27, 1:47 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
> laplacia... at gmail.com wrote:
>
> > So, what *does* Guido want in a GUI toolkit for Python?
>
> What he did say is "But it hasn't really gotten any less complex to
> create the simplest of simple UIs. And that's a shame. When is Microsoft
> going to learn the real lesson about simplicity of HTML?"

Long ago I did some Java programming and tried out Swing. I think the
complaints about it are that it's a very large toolkit that requires a
lot of inheritance to use. However, the underlying premise used by the
layout managers seemed sound:

1. Choose a layout manager.

2. Put one or more containers in it.

3. Fill the containers with widgets (or other containers), letting
them decide how to lay out the widgets.

That aspect, I liked. Seems a lot like nested elements in an html
page. Perhaps this was what Guido was alluding to?



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