Python Bindings for Enlightenment Foundation Libraries’ documentation

EFL is a collection of libraries that are independent or may build on top of each-other to provide useful features that complement an OS’s existing environment, rather than wrap and abstract it, trying to be their own environment and OS in its entirety. This means that it expects you to use other system libraries and API’s in conjunction with EFL libraries, to provide a whole working application or library, simply using EFL as a set of convenient pre-made libraries to accomplish a whole host of complex or painful tasks for you.

One thing that has been important to EFL is efficiency. That is in both speed and size. The core EFL libraries even with Elementary are about half the size of the equivalent “small stack” of GTK+ that things like GNOME use. It is in the realm of one quarter the size of Qt. Of course these are numbers that can be argued over as to what constitutes an equivalent measurement. EFL is low on actual memory usage at runtime with memory footprints a fraction the size of those in the GTK+ and Qt worlds. In addition EFL is fast. For what it does. Some libraries claim to be very fast - but then they also don’t “do much”. It’s easy to be fast when you don’t tackle the more complex rendering problems involving alpha blending, interpolated scaling and transforms with dithering etc. EFL tackles these, and more.

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Python Bindings for EFL are Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Simon Busch and various contributors (see AUTHORS).

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Python Bindings for EFL are licensed LGPL-3 (see COPYING).

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