[Edu-sig] Bionic Snaketalk (proposed metaphorics)
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 01:35:53 CEST 2007
That proteins (control/data structures), biota (functions & generators),
skeletals (classes/types) discussion went OK, but I ended up deepening
the meme pool with: aquaria or zoos (modules).
I didn't even mention packages (ala __init__.py), yet another unit of
depth. Plus site-packages itself may have many of those (VPython
a case in point).
Plus you might have multiple snake engines (a 2.x, a 3.x).
Anyway, I think adding modules as an outer container sounds good, as
these other components all go towards filling a module: not just classes,
not just functions. Data structures may well be top level (*especially*
data structures), such as a list of all cities of more than a million people,
with latitude and longitude tuples.
Tweaking povtoyz.py is harder than tweaking viztoyz.py, at least with the
colors, in part because I embed default texture info in my polyhedra.py.
Others might choose to refactor here.
I sampled Animusic 2 rather heavily again, talking about how rendered
action might be driven by a MIDI stream:
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