Is pippy alive?

Arona Ndiaye andiaye at
Mon Feb 11 20:38:05 CET 2002

Does the Pippy team still need help with the GUI ? The LispMe Gui model
seems ok ? Has anyone contacted Fred Bayer ? Want me to do it ? I could also
totally duplicate the GUI, or create one...I'm a PalmOS coder and I also
worked at Palm at some point....
----- Original Message -----
From: <Michael.E.Ressler at>
To: "Jeffery D. Collins" <jcollins at>
Cc: <python-list at>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: Is pippy alive?

> On Sun, 10 Feb 2002, Jeffery D. Collins wrote:
> > With regard to floating point objects, others have also asked for this
> > feature to be reenabled.  I'm now looking into the code to determine
> > the extent of the necessary modifications.
> I'm no programmer, but if you need an enthusiastic beta tester, I hereby
> volunteer. I am also on the documentation teams of a couple of open-source
> projects. If you should need assistance with the docs, perhaps I can lend
> a hand there.
> Concerning floating point, I assume you are aware of the "mathlib" package
> for the Palm? It comes with many other opensource Palm apps, and is built
> into the Visors if I recall correctly. Having Pippy use mathlib for most
> of the higher order math functions (sin, cos, log, etc.) should save quite
> a bit on space; of course, you will still have to provide the core
> floating point add, mult, etc. since the Palm doesn't have an FPU. I
> played around with Quartus Forth for a while, so I know the trouble
> floating point can cause on a Palm. It's also because of (the drudgery of)
> Quartus Forth that I got interested in Pippy :-)
> Anyway, let me know if I can contribute in some non-programming capacity.
> I'll gladly repay my "whine" with a little bit of work. I actually became
> aware of Python through Pippy, and its a neat language that I've already
> begun to use in a number of work projects. Being able to do the same
> things (at least the simpler ones) on my Palm would be way too cool :-)
> Mike
> --
> Dr. Michael Ressler
> Research Scientist
> Astrophysics Research Element
> Jet Propulsion Laboratory
> ressler at
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