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Delphi is still around, as is the open source clone Lazarus. It's certainly not as popular as it used to be but still actively developed with people using it.

Yes, though Pascal is now a fringe language. I was mostly ranting about best IDEs Python has such as PyCharm, where one has to go back and forth between Qt Designer, some command-line compilation stuff and PyCharm. It feels like some ancient way to waste time doing trivial stuff instead of getting app done quickly.

Ha! I feel your pain. That's what I ended up doing for an application a few years ago, wrote a Python script to compile the Qt Designer generated code to Python code [0]

[0] https://github.com/ssebastianj/ia2013-tpi-rl/blob/master/gui...

Going back and forth between Qt Designer and PyDev was (is?) ancient. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to automate the compilation step (perhaps with a hook from Qt Designer?)

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