Question: tools for business apps development

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 7 12:02:16 CEST 2004


Robert M. Emmons <RobMEmmons at cs.com> wrote:

> There is a book about this titled "Rapid Application Development with
> Mozilla" that talks all about this.  It is available free on the net 
> (sorry can't remember the URL, or in print from the bookstore).  I don't
> know if this discusses python or not, but it certain discusses XUL and
> JavaScript.

I googled. found and downloaded the book, and had a quick check -- alas,
the "discussion" of Python in the book is limited to:
"""
Embedded programmers can use languages such as Perl and Python to drive
all the windows that an application based on the Mozilla Platform
creates. Such uses are not documented here. 
"""

While it definitely looks like a worthwhile book on XUL, anybody wanting
to drive XUL from anything except Java or Javascript should, I guess,
look elsewhere (perhaps in _addition_ to said book).  I suspect the
easiest way to drive XUL from Python based on this book might be to use
Jython and XUL's Java interfaces (I haven't checked in detail, but
offhand it looks like the book does document XUL's Java interfaces).


Alex



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