Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 08:13:57 EST 2016


On Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:38:40 PM UTC+5:30, Gordon Levi wrote:
> Chris Angelico  wrote:
> 
> >On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 9:25 PM, Rustom Mody wrote:
> >> Code is always the last resort for arbitrary complexity
> >> Lets keep it the last resort.
> >>
> >> If the bottom-line is that python's GUI-builders are so deep into suxland
> >> that they are best avoided in place of hand-written code, thats fine (by me).
> >>
> >> Lets please not make a virtue of a lack
> >
> >Once someone figures out a way to usefully merge independent changes
> >(you know, the way source control tools do every single day for code),
> >maybe I'll consider that. Until then, the last resort is also my first
> >response.
> 
> Why can't whatever is generated by a GUI form designer be stored in
> source control along with all the other project files? The only
> restriction would be that everyone who wants to change the UI would
> have to use the same form designer.

Glade generates XML (last I saw)
XML is text... kinda... but not quite
eg XML is sometimes/somewhere space sensitive, sometimes not
This can generate messy diffs

Best I can see, these are not exactly trivial nor quite impossible to solve problems


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