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Re: Question about development languages



On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 07:57, Michael K. Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 12:55:32AM -0800, Vincent wrote:
> > Anthony Saffer <anthony safferconsulting com> wrote:
> > > I was browsing the Fedora website and noticed that the configuration tools
> > > are said to be all Python based with a few PyGTK ones. I don't know Python
> > > at all but am very familiar with Perl and PerlTk. Do the tools HAVE to be
> > > written in Python or are other languages acceptable?
> > 
> > I am in the same boat as you. I know perl and wanted to help with this also
> > but when I asked the impression I got is they would like the consistancy. So
> > TK libs, gtk2-perl, etc isn't a dependancy during installation. I tend to agree
> > now. I guess we have to wait for the python guys to add those tools.
> 
> Hmm, it's my opinion that anyone able to learn Perl would find Python
> trivial, but I guess that's just an opinion.  My experience, though,
> is that I was pretty normal in being able to write maintainable Python
> code the first day I started learning it -- I've heard the same from
> lots of other people.

Agreed.  I wrote a fully functional networked GUI app in a couple hours
w/ Python and PyGTK the other week, and I've never made a GUI before,
and haven't used Python in *years*.  Picking up Python and GTK+ is as
simple as it can possibly get.

> 
> The real challenge here is probably not moving from Perl to Python,
> but rather moving from Tk to GTK.
> 
> michaelkjohnson
> 
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