[Tutor] Some questions.
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 13 01:30:58 CEST 2007
> Hello my name is lamonte and I'm interesting in getting
> better @ python so I guess this is the correct place
Welcome, and you are right, this is the place for learning! :-)
> One question is whats the best GUI library to build from?
That depends a lot on what you want to do and what your
previous experience is.
Tkinter is multi platform and comes as part of Pythpons
standard Library. Its what IDLE is built from.
Many people prefer wxPython which is a downloadable
extra because it has more widgets and looks more like
the native toolkit
Native windows programmers can use MFC via Marki Hammonds
winall add-on package (standard in ActiveState Python)
Jython lets you access the Java libraries including the
GUI toolkits such as Swing.
And there are also bindings for GTk and Qt if you know them
from Linux/X windows
Personally I like Tkinter because its simple, standard and does
all that I need. Many others prefer wxPython. Unless you have
previous experience with some of the others I'd look at both
and make a choice between them.
> Anyone recommend any good tutorials that helped them
> get good @ learning python?
Tutorials are very personal. Some folks prefer to get the
theory explained before wading in, others prefer to work
by example and pick up the theory by osmosis. The great
thing in Python is you can try them all till you find one that
suits because theyb are all on the Web... There is a web
page on the Python web site that links to the most
common/popular ones. Pick one, follow it and ask
questions here if you get stuck or puzzled. (If you pick
mine you can also use the web link to send me mail
> I know some decent basics and soon to try and develope
> my own game engine.
I assume you know that there is already a game enine
for Python: pyGame. Its pretty low level so you may want
to start from that as a foundation. There is a tutorial for
Author of the Learn to Program web site
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