beginners choice: wx or tk?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 19:39:20 CEST 2015


On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 3:25 AM, John Ladasky
<john_ladasky at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:51:32 AM UTC-7, Ulli Horlacher wrote:
>> Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > There are other choices, too - pygtk/pygobject (GTK) and pyqt (Qt)
>> > come to mind
>>
>> Both create BIG executables, much bigger than with wx or tk.
>
> I worked with wxPython back when I was using Python 2.  I got impatient waiting for Phoenix when I switched to Python 3, so I started using PyQt as my GUI.
>
> I'm happy with PyQt.  I haven't created standalone executable files with it, though.  Do they necessarily have to be large?  I would think that well-written import statements would cut down on the file size.  Just import the objects you need, rather than the whole namespace.  PyQt is even organized in sub-modules, apparently to encourage you to refrain from importing everything.
>

If there are submodules that you aren't importing, then it's possible
they don't need to be included. But if you just import a few names
from a module, you still need the entire module to be included.

ChrisA


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