HELP!...Google SketchUp needs a Python API

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Nov 28 02:40:38 CET 2008

r wrote:
> On Nov 27, 6:15 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at> wrote:
>> r wrote:
>>> Hello fellow Python Advocates!
>>> Help me promote Python to a larger audience.
>>> An introduction to SketchUp:
>>> ====================
>> There is no need to puff up Python or put down Ruby to this audience.
>> Given how much Google uses Python as a core language, I am a bit shocked
>> that they would release a program with Ruby and not Python bindings
>> also.  Must be an isolated dev group.
> thanks Terry,
> If you read the complete post though 

I did

> you will see that i am not trying to dog Ruby,

You fooled me.  But rather than discuss what you did write, here is what 
I think you should have written that would be more effective.

Google has released a program SketchUp in both free and pro editions. 
It does ... and I think it is great.  It nicely complements Blender, for 
instance.  see <you forget to give url>

For me, however, it has one problem; the only scripting language now is 
Ruby and I would far prefer to sript it in Python.  Are there any Python 
and Sketchup user who agree and who would help me persuade the sketchup 
developers to add Python?  Does anyone have any persuasive arguments to 
Short and to the point.

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