I had a need for a window to which I could drag and drop URLs.
I don't use drag-and-drop much, since I prefer using the commandline rather than a file manager and icon-studded desktop. Usually when I need some little utility and can't immediately find what I need, I whip up a little Python script.
This time, it wasn't so easy. Python has a GUI problem (as does open source in general): there are quite a few options, like TkInter, Qt, GTK, WxWidgets and assorted others, and they all have different strengths and (especially) weaknesses.
Drag-and-drop turns out to be something none of them do very well.
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