Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jun 2009 13:35 UTC, submitted by Jochen
Window Managers "samurai-x is a highly modular and configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is written in pure python utilising ctypes. samurai-x is targeted at people wishing to experiment with desktop programming and people who want more control over their desktop (without having to code in C)." Version 0.2 has been released recently.
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RE: Fear of programming in C?
by dagw on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 11:38 UTC in reply to "Fear of programming in C?"
dagw
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I'm trying to decide if this is just because people don't want to take the time to learn to program C, or if in fact the amount of work a window manager has to do is so little that using an interpreted language is actually BETTER because it's more maintainable.

I do a lot of coding in C and think it's a great language. That being said I write virtually all my actual end user applications in Python, calling out to C libraries when needed. So while I haven't looked at this particular app yet, I think that in principal they're doing the right thing.

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