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Re: Question about development languages



On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 10:15, Sean Middleditch wrote:

> 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.

For more complicated GUIs, Glade can help you build the interfaces.  For
simpler UIs, I do them by hand.  But for programs like
redhat-config-kickstart which have tons of widgets, Glade really saves a
lot of time.  Creating all that widget code by hand would have been
tedious and would have really increased the line count.

I feel that Python has a great deal of untapped potential.  Wrapping a
decent IDE around Python and using something like Glade for the UI
builder would give us an open source equivalent to Visual Basic.  It
would provide a rapid application development environment for Windows
developers looking to migrate to Linux.  

Maybe Eclipse has something for Python; I'll have to check.


Cheers,
  Brent




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