Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 08:20:19 EST 2016

On Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:37:49 PM UTC+5:30, BartC wrote:
> On 28/02/2016 12:54, Rustom Mody wrote:
> > On Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:08:44 PM UTC+5:30, BartC wrote:
> >> You have to give someone some shopping to do. What's quicker, jotting
> >> down a list of milk, bread, eggs and so on, or invoking some GUI program
> >> where you have to first look for each category, then have to choose the
> >> exact subcategory, size, quantity...
> >
> > Dunno what that has to do with GUI
> > It seems to be to do with 'coding-up'
> It's comparing a drag-and-drop approach with just writing a list or 
> script using text. And in a situation where there can be thousands of 
> possibilities.
> To extend it further, imagine having to write a document using a mouse 
> rather than a keyboard. And doing so by having to bring up the right 
> word each time and drag it into place. It would take forever.
> Going back to GUI for creating dialogs, it just doesn't work for me 
> (admittedly I've never tried it except for some tinkering decades ago). 
> The first dialog I create will be bound to have a conditional layout 
> which depends on parameters now known until runtime. Or when one element 
> has a dependency on another.

Your argument assumes
GUI = not Text Interface

whereas in fact every significant GUI embeds text (possibly recursively)

eg TI inside GUI -- think of text inside gimp
GUI inside TI -- think of Word embedding other doc types including pictures
Which can be recursive -- WOrd embeds a picture embeds text

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