[PyKDE] Sugestions for PyQt4

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Tue Mar 21 10:23:51 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 21 March 2006 9:54 am, Sundance wrote:
> I heard Giovanni Bajo said:
> > As I said elsewhere, I believe this kind of improvements belongs to a
> > separate wrapper, such as PyPyQt built on top of PyQt. Others would
> > prefer a PyQt compilation switch or something like that.
> Hello Giovanni,
> I'd cast my vote in favor of a wrapper. I think we already brought up
> the idea when discussing the Qt namespace issue.
> Essentially, it does make a lot of sense to provide the C++ Qt API 'as
> is' to people migrating from C++ to Python, but the majority of the
> PyQt developper community, as far as I can tell, is made of experienced
> Python programmers, and a more Pythonic interface would make a lot of
> sense as well.
> Now, though, do we make that a separate project, or something that would
> ship with PyQt as it currently exists? (And by this I mean, really,
> Phil, do you want to have your hands in that wrapper, or would you
> rather it be a community project?)

It's got to be a community project...

1. I simply don't have any spare time.

2. While I think it's a good idea in theory, I think it's a bad idea in 

To expand on 2. I think the benefits would be relatively small as I think PyQt 
is naturally fairly Pythonic anyway - certainly more so that other toolkits. 
I can understand why there have been (several) attempts at more Pythonic 
wrappers around other toolkits - but they always seem to peter out after 
doing the easy stuff.

Of course I wouldn't want to stop anybody having a go - but I'd recommend some 
hard thinking beforehand.


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