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Re: Making wxPython a standard module?

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Hi Ed & All,

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Ed Leafe wrote:
On Jun 12, 2008, at 10:55 AM, Andrea Gavana wrote:
>>And on a personal note: I find it *buttugly*.

Do you mind explaining "why" you find it *buttugly*? I am asking just
out of curiosity, obviously. I am so biased towards wxPython that I
won't make any comment on this thread in particular, but I am curious
to know why some people find it "ugly" or "bad" or whatever. It has
its own bugs and missing features, of course, but it is one of the
major GUI player in the arena, together with PyQt and PyGTK.

Perhaps he meant the code, and not the results?
Maybe. But I remember a nice quote made in the past by Roger Binns (4
years ago):

"""
The other thing I failed to mention is that the wxPython API isn't very
Pythonic. (This doesn't matter to people like me who are used to GUI
programming - the wxPython API is very much in the normal style for GUI
APIs.)
"""

Whether the wxPython style is "Pythonic" or not (whatever "Pythonic"
means), this is a one-degree-above-insignificant issue for me. What I
care is the eye pleasing look of my apps and how easy it is to code
with a GUI framework. wxPython gives me both, the rest is just
academic discussion.
But I don't want to start another GUI war, let's save the bandwidth...
there are plenty of GUI frameworks around, every newbie in the GUI
world should try them and stick with the one he/she feels more
confortable with.

Andrea.

"Imagination Is The Only Weapon In The War Against Reality."
http://xoomer.alice.it/infinity77/
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Andrea Gavana:
Maybe. But I remember a nice quote made in the past by Roger Binns (4
years ago):
"""
The other thing I failed to mention is that the wxPython API isn't very
Pythonic. (This doesn't matter to people like me who are used to GUI
programming - the wxPython API is very much in the normal style for GUI
APIs.)
"""
There was a WX wrapper project named WAX (http://zephyrfalcon.org/
waxapi/wx._core.Image.html ) that was trying to create a more pythonic
API for WX that I have appreciated. But most people was not
interested, so once the original developer has lost interest, no one
else has improved the code, so the project has died...

Bye,
bearophile
Jun 27 '08 #2

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"Andrea Gavana" <an***********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:ma*************************************@pytho n.org...
Whether the wxPython style is "Pythonic" or not (whatever "Pythonic"
means), this is a one-degree-above-insignificant issue for me. What I
care is the eye pleasing look of my apps and how easy it is to code
with a GUI framework. wxPython gives me both, the rest is just
academic discussion.
Don't worry, I love wxPython with an almost disturbing intensity! ;)
Jun 27 '08 #3

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