If your were going to program a game...

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Fri Jan 2 00:05:27 CET 2009


On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 3:24 PM, excord80 <excord80 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 1, 2:37 pm, Kay Schluehr <kay.schlu... at gmx.net> wrote:
>
> > There is no solution to this problem from a Python perspective. Do
> > what everyone does right now: [snip]
>
> It still surprises me that no one has implemented the solution for
> this yet.
>
> Maybe it's harder than it seems, but it *seeems* like it's just a
> matter of telling Firefox, "hey, when you see this special html
> element that tells you to run this python code from the web, do it".
> Then have FF load up a python interpreter, sandbox it somehow (that
> is, limit it to only a safe subset of its std lib), it runs the code
> within its region of the browser window, and Bob's your uncle.
>
> People would go bonkers for that.


This is just as bad as people who post broken HTML just because IE can
display it. You should never post content online that only works in one
browser. It will just irritate people.

If you don't mind using Microsoft stuff, I believe that Silverlight 2
supports IronPython. Novell is almost finished with their open source
implementation (Moonlight), but I don't know if they have ipy support yet.
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