[Tutor] Is Python suitable for my project?

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 18:05:15 +0100

> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000 alan.gauld@bt.com wrote:
> > > available to use, but without an easy way to work with all the 
> > > window management code, I guess Python is not a viable option for 
> > > me. Am I right? What do you suggest?
> > 
> > I would agree for this particular case. Now if you wanted to build 
> > an app that ran on Linux and windows Python would be a real option. 
> > But as it stands I'd recommend deplhi for its better GUI builder, 
> > good database connectivity, good RAD support and fast executables
> I like Glade as a GUI builder but dunno if it's ported to 
> Windows (though Gtk+ is). Very cool with Python.

Yes, but no port last time I looked.

> I just don't like being tied to a proprietary language as 
> Delphi is, no matter how cool it may be.

The language is available via the Free Pascal Compiler which 
supports 90% of delphi. BUT not the GUI components.... There 
used to be an OpenSource project to port the Delphi VCL to 
Linux(Megiddo?) but it seems to9mhave died - maybe because 
Borland have suggested that they will be releasing Delphi 
for Linux... But not as Open Source of course :-(

But if I have to program in a Win32 environment Delphi is 
my favourite tool overVB and the execrable VC++ (and even 
over C++Builder).

There is a web page about melding Delphi and Python but 
I've never found an excuse to try yet...
'Snakes in the Temple' I think it was called - great name :-)

Alan G.