[Pythonmac-SIG] Should Python.app be an LSUIElement = 1 app?
hengist.podd at virgin.net
Wed Feb 4 21:44:32 CET 2009
Ronald Oussoren wrote:
> I've tested the LSUIElement key with a GUI script, and based on that
> I'm opposed to including that key in Python.app. You can always wrap
> your scripts in an app bundle that does have the key set, or
> investigate how to avoid getting the rocket icon in the dock when
> you use appscript, as Has suggested. [...]
Agreed. Today's MacPython is, or should be, a superset of standard
*nix Python. OS X is *nix at the shell level, and tools that work on
other *nixes ought to work the same on OS X, otherwise you end up in a
situation where users have to maintain two separate Python
installations for compatibility. Users won't like that; neither, I
suspect, would Apple.
Bill's problem is with appscript; that's where the fix should be as
well. I don't have time to work on it, but y'all are welcome to grab
the latest trunk and hack on it.
Control AppleScriptable applications from Python, Ruby and ObjC:
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