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Issue 3.4

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A GUI designer

Issue: 3.4 (March/April 2005)
Author: Didier Barbas
Author Bio: Didier has been a dilettante programmer and linguist for more than 20 years. Unusual for a Frenchman, he speaks 11 languages, including Korean and PowerPC machine-language.
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Following up on my last two articles on "using RB to make Python GUI apps" (a weak pretext to play with IPC sockets), I came up with the idea of using RB to make "native" GUI applications in Python. After tinkering around quite a bit, I found the best solution, I think, which was before my eyes all along: use RB's IDE!

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Although programming in Python can be picked up very quickly, and command-line scripts can be hacked in no-time, full-fledged applications, especially those that require a GUI, need a lot of attention. I prefer to devote my limited attention span to coding rather than tinkering with listboxes and pushbuttons. RB protects me from such nonsense, and all programming languages should have a similar IDE.

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