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Re: Question about development languages



On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 22:37, M. Fioretti wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 15:56:31 at 03:56:31PM -0500, Havoc Pennington (hp redhat com) wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 03:47, Anthony Saffer 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?
> > 
> > Tk is unacceptable, it has to be a modern toolkit.
> 
> May I ask why?
> 
> Is it for some functional reason or because
> 
>  it looks better in screenshots
>  it sounds better when one says it
> 
> I'd understand even in tose cases, I'm just curious.

Short list of reasons to start with
1) Internationalization
2) Accessibility
3) Fitting in with the general look and feel of the rest of the desktop

Cheers,

Jeremy




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