Wgy isn't there a good RAD Gui tool fo python

CM cmpython at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 20:43:53 CEST 2011

> > One reason there hasn't been much demand for a GUI builder is that, in
> > many cases, it's just as simpler or simpler to code a GUI by hand.

I use a GUI builder because I'd rather click less than type more. I
tried that in Boa Constructor; with ~10 mouse clicks I produced 964
characters of Python code.  Now, sure, depending on how I wrote the
code I could do better than that, but for me, I just find it more
and easier to use a GUI to make a GUI.

> Often a GUI builder is used as a bad replacement for sketch-pad and
> pencil.

I would use a sketch-pad and pencil and *then* use the GUI builder.
What's nice about a builder is one can move things around quickly
and see the results in the real application, which one can never
see well on a paper sketch.  You could use a mock-up program of
course, but I feel you might as well do it in the builder because when
you're satisfied with it you have a real runnable application instead
of just a picture.

> Using a GUI builder with layout managers might actually
> feel awkward.

It takes some getting used to in Boa, in my experience, but then
it feels intuitive and I really like using sizers with Boa.  It helps
you give your sizers descriptive names.


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