[semi OT]: Smartphones and Python?

Dan Stromberg drsalists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 21:53:21 CET 2012


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid> wrote:

> Martin Schöön <martin.schoon at gmail.com> writes:
> > A very quick internet search indicated that this should be no big
> > deal if I go for an Android-based phone. What about the alternatives?
>
> It works pretty well with Maemo, though phones with that are not so easy
> to find.  My ex-officemate wrote some SL4A (Android) apps in Python and
> said it was pretty easy to use, though some features were missing.  I
> know that one missing feature was tkinter.
>

The missing features is why I wish SL4A's Python were based on jython or
the java version of pypy.  Apparently each new function needs a stub for
the SL4A CPython; something that runs on a JVM (OK: Dalvik really, but it's
almost the same thing) should be able to call java functions directly.
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