PyWart: Namespace asinitiy and the folly of the global statement

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Feb 11 22:11:26 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:15 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> On 02/11/2013 11:32 AM, Jason Swails wrote:
>> Perhaps that's your problem ;).  Tkinter was the first--and only--GUI
>> toolkit I learned [1] (I do almost exclusively CLI, and GUI only for fun --
>> and I program as a result of the work I do).  Having no previous knowledge
>> of any other GUI toolkit (and really only writing 2 or 3 _real_ GUIs
>> total), it wasn't hard to pick up enough from effbot/stackoverflow/tkinter
>> documentation to get a working GUI with (what I think is) decent code
>> organization.
>> Just my personal experience.
> My first experience with GUI programming was with MFC on windows.  Yuck!
>  Anything is better.  Although wxWidgets seems to follow the MFC model
> in some ways, and that has always left a sour taste in my mouth.
> Since then I've done both GTK and Qt programming and both are a
> pleasure, especially in Python.

Lately I've done all my GUI work with GTK, and it's worked out nicely
for me. But I still assume that it'll take as long to learn as the
language I'm using - which, for good languages like Python, isn't all
that long, but it's not like mastering urllib.


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