Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Sun Feb 28 08:51:57 EST 2016

Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com>:

> 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

Sigh, still nobody has mentioned an exemplary GUI application.

An anecdote: Some weeks back my son and I were struggling to get the
right kind of graph out of Excel. After four hours of Google, Youtube,
trial and error, we gave up, took out a pad of millimeter paper and some
colored pencils. The whole job took my son an hour and the end result
looked great. He snapped a picture and sent it to the teacher by email.

A 2nd anecdote. I occasionally need to make technical presentations to
an audience. Do I use PowerPoint or Impress? No, I use emacs, M-x
picture-mode and raw HTML (without styles). I get to concentrate on
producing effective communication, and nobody has complained about the
lack of imagery or funny animation.


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