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

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Nov 12 21:00:26 CET 2009


Andre Roberge wrote:
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> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Ray Allen <rayallen153 at googlemail.com 
> <mailto:rayallen153 at googlemail.com>> wrote:
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>     Michael Foord wrote:
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>         Jason Baker wrote:
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>             On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Michael Foord
>             <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
>             <mailto:fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>> wrote:
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>                 One possibility would be "Try Python". It uses
>                 Silverlight to execute Python
>                 *in* the browser:
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>             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.
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>         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. :-)
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>     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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> Another option might be to adapt skulpt: http://www.skulpt.org/

How complete an implementation of Python is it? Last time I looked (a 
couple of months ago) it was still very immature.

All the best,

Michael

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