What does Guido want in a GUI toolkit for Python?

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Mon Jun 29 12:18:28 CEST 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> I sorta' wish he'd just come out and say, "This is what I think would
>> be suitable for a GUI toolkit for Python: ...".
> He is not in the business of designing GUI toolkits, but in the business
> of designing programming languages. So he abstains from specifying
> (or even recommending) a GUI library.
> What he makes clear is the point that Terry cites: no matter what the
> GUI toolkit is or what features it has - it should be simple to create
> GUIs, as simple as creating HTML.

Tim Berners-Lee would laugh to hear html described as "simple." He was 
very frustrated with
how long it took anyone to create a graphical toolkit to create webpages.

>> So, what *does* Guido want in a GUI toolkit for Python?
> His concern really isn't what is in the toolkit, but what isn't.
> It must not require lots of lines of code to produce a simple
> GUI, it must not require specification of absolute coordinates,
> ... - you should be able to continue the list yourself.
> Regards,
> Martin

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