Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Gordon Levi gordon at address.invalid
Sun Feb 28 08:24:24 EST 2016

Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:

>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

That is also true of Python code but does not preclude effective
source control.
>Best I can see, these are not exactly trivial nor quite impossible to solve problems

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