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It depends primarily of what platforms you're aiming at. If you target only PC platforms (which none of is very exotic), then you have many choices regarding language (C++, Java, Python, Go, etc.) and cross-platform GUI framework (Qt, GTK, SWT, Swing, wxWidgets, etc etc). Portability shouldn't be main concern when choosing a language for PC-only program ...


Each OS uses its own file formats for executable files and shared libraries and each OS also has its own API for applications to interact with it. This means that generally, binaries built for OS A can not be used on OS B. There are two ways to write applications that can be used on multiple platforms: You use a virtual machine (VM) that hides all/most of ...

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