beginners choice: wx or tk?

Ulli Horlacher framstag at
Sat Jul 11 18:01:05 CEST 2015

Laura Creighton <lac at> wrote:

> The question is, why do you want to reimplement this thing in Python? 

The Windows support of perl/pp (a perl "compiler" similar to pyinstall) is
really bad. It does not work any more with Windows 7, I still have to use
Windows XP.

> If the plan is to get rid of some perl and tk bugs, then it would be good
> to check if the bugs exist in tkinter + python as well.

It's on my checklist :-)

> Tk works with Python 3.  wxPython doesn't yet.
> So if your porting is being done 'because I want to learn Python' then it
> is probably Python 3 you want to learn, so that's a strong reason to use
> tkinter.

Indeed! Thanks for the warning!
Then I will go with python+tk.

> I'd also recommend kivy, which has the added advantage that if
> somebody wants to use your app from a cellphone or a tablet, it
> will just work.  see:

Is it compatible with pyinstall?
My main target architecture is Windows, for which I need a standalone

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