Python & Microsoft Script Control

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Sat Feb 17 08:38:33 CET 2001

"Mark Hammond" <MarkH at> wrote in message
news:3A8DBE4C.9010200 at
> Alex Martelli wrote:
> > While I haven't yet managed to 'really' make Python a part of the
> > applications we develop at work, the ScriptControl IS helping -- with
> > the rest of ActiveScripting/Automation/COM, it makes it really trivial
> > to let an application be scripted through any scripting language at
> > all -- and Python really shines when thus placed on a level playing
> > field with VBScript &tc.
> Have you checked out win32comext\axscript\test\ - this
implements a first-class Active Scripting host, and allows you to define
your ActiveScripting object module purely in Python.

Haven't tried it, no -- looks like a neat hack indeed, but not applicable
to the issue of "how do I get Python into these `mainstream' Windows
applications", for which Microsoft ScriptControl offers a backdoor.


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