Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 5th Aug 2008 16:48 UTC
General Development Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. This time we chat with Guido van Rossum, best known as the author of Python, and currently working for Google, CA where he gets to spend at least half his time developing the language.
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Coral Snake
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I think it would have to be a native python toolkit or wxPython because I believe that the python developers want Python available to Proprietary and F/OSS software on an equal basis. The high prices for QT licenses would proclude this if pyQT were used as the shipping GUI library for Python. however wxWidgets does have a pretty complete and modern widget set. (Only drag and drop and tool tips are missing from the wxUniversal x11 based version of wxwidgets which is probably the one that should be used with *nix based python distributions to prevent GTK dependency conflicts between Linux and BSD distributions. These conflicts are also present with QT
with people running version 2, 3 and 4 software these days depending on the power of their computers.

Edited 2008-08-06 06:29 UTC

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