[Tutor] How do I make Python draw?

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Thu Jul 28 02:10:43 CEST 2005

> Don't ever resort to Visual Basic.
> If you think something would be easier in VB then ask us
> and we will tell you how to do it in Python.
> VB is not a good language to learn because it
> is the complete opposite of every other programming language.

Not really true anymore. The original VB had a lot of the bad
stuff from early BASIC but VB.NET is a very capable modern
programming language. I was surprised just how good even
the basic VBScript is. Certainly for messing with WSH/COM
I find VBScript much easier than Python.

> I really can't think of a reason to use VB over Python, C++ or Java.

Well VB is much easier to learn than C++ or Java and much safer
to use than C++. Python is a better general purpose language than
VB but there are places where VB simply gets on with the job where
Python needs some nursemaiding

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web tutor

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