Another scripting language implemented into Python itself?

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Tue Jan 25 01:40:31 CET 2005


In article <mailman.1231.1106610969.22381.python-list at python.org>,
 Quest Master <zainalam at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am interested in developing an application where the user has an
> ample amount of power to customize the application to their needs, and
> I feel this would best be accomplished if a scripting language was
> available. However, I want to code this application in Python, and I
> have not yet heard of an implementation of another scripting language
> into Python.
> 
> An example of what I mean is this (an implementation of Lua into Ruby
> -- which I'd prefer not to use): http://ruby-lua.unolotiene.com/
> 
> I know C/C++ might be better suited for a task of this kind, but most
> of the modules in my application which need speed have already been
> coded in C++. I want to use Python as the "glue" for this project;
> writing an entire application with a pretty GUI is not fun, as most of
> you may know from previous experience.
> 
> So, my question is simply this: is there an implementation of another
> scripting language into Python?

Python *is* a scripting language.  Why not just let your users write 
Python modules which you them import and execute via some defined API?



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