Python in the Mozilla world
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Sun Jun 10 17:25:31 CEST 2007
Steve Howell wrote:
> --- "Eric S. Johansson" <esj at harvee.org> wrote:
> I would not completely give up on the idea of Python
> itself running in the browser, although obviously
> there have been lots of false starts.
interesting. Very interesting but I suspect the message is "don't hold your
breath but don't give up hope."
> get nervous any time code generation happens. While
> JS is not a perfect language, it's tolerably close to
> Python in lots of cases, and if you have a Python back
> end, you can feed it JSON very easily from Python.
personally, that doesn't bother me. I lived with Cfront to the point where I
understood the output and was filing bug reports on it.
> To the extent that JS code incorporates lots of
> cross-platform idiosyncracies, I still think the
> strategy there is to dig into JS and learn how to
> encapsulate those within JS itself.
pick a toolkit and live with it. Most of the reason why I'm looking for a
would be happy. I especially would be happy if I could create Thunderbird or
Firefox extensions using Python because the current model is so incomprehensibly
documented. What I need to do would take maybe a day if you're distracted but
to spend some number of weeks learning how to accomplish that day's effort is a
pretty low return on investment. I don't see a career in plug-in writing is
something worth chasing. Anyway, that's my opinion and I'm living with the
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