[python-advocacy] How programming language webpages should be designed

Ray Allen rayallen153 at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 12 20:40:00 CET 2009

Michael Foord wrote:
> Jason Baker wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Michael Foord
>> <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>>> One possibility would be "Try Python". It uses Silverlight to 
>>> execute Python
>>> *in* the browser:
>> I really like Try Python a lot.  However, I do know a number of people
>> that would quickly give up on Python the minute they see "requires
>> silverlight" anywhere.  Rational or irrational, I don't think we want
>> to risk losing devs because of that.
> Whilst I understand people not wanting to install Python I doubt that 
> an online example needing Silverlight will actually cause people to 
> give up on *Python* altogether. :-)
> All the best,
> Michael
Sorry - but I think Silverlight should be avoided for the reasons 
listed.  Maybe to start with, it should just be a static image 
displaying code.  That could be added very quickly.

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