Brython (Python in the browser)

Pierre Quentel pierre.quentel at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 18:54:03 CET 2013


Le vendredi 27 décembre 2013 15:56:33 UTC+1, jonas.t... at gmail.com a écrit :
> Den fredagen den 27:e december 2013 kl. 07:14:35 UTC+1 skrev Pierre Quentel:
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> > Ever wanted to use Python instead of Javascript for web client programming ? Take a look at Brython, an implementation of Python 3 in the browser, with an interface with DOM elements and events
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> > Its use is very simple :
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> > - load the Javascript library brython.js : <script src="/path/to/brython.js">
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> > - embed Python code inside a tag <script type="text/python">
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> > - run the Python script on page load : <body onload="brython()">
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> > The Python code is translated into Javascript and executed on the fly
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> > Brython supports the DOM API, HTML5, SVG, with some syntaxic sugar to make the interface more concise (a la jQuery) ; interaction with Javascript libraries is very straightforward. The Brython site provides documentation and many examples
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> > After 1 year of intense development, Brython now covers most of the Python3 syntax and can run most of the modules of the Python3.3 standard distribution unmodified, including complex packages like unittest. The team aims at covering 100% of all of Python that makes sense in a browser environment
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> > Home page : http://www.brython.info
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> > Development site : https://bitbucket.org/olemis/brython/src
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> > Downloads : https://bitbucket.org/olemis/brython/downloads
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> > Community : https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/brython
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> I am not sure i understand the concept correct it is not serverside, i have to install the libraries on my local computer, and it is accessible via javascript, not on its own in browsers?
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> In the future will it always be a library that has to be downloaded and installed?
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> Could in not be implemented like an activeX plugin as flashplayer, when you come to a Brython side you have a message to download plugin?
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> If i understand correct, now one can implement Brython script in JAVASCRIPT invoked HTML on a server, but it will not work for people surfing the web because the browsers lack support for Brython libraries?
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> Is Brython thought to be a webapplication or can it read/write to files?
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> So what is its future?
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> 1. A standard incorporated and implemented by browsers?
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> 2. A plugin like flashplayer?
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> 3. A standalone library to be downloaded and installed on the local computer to run python scripts one make?

Brython is made for client-side web programming, ie programs executing in a web browser. To be able to use it, all there is to do is upload the Brython distribution on the same server as the HTML pages

Since it is written in standard Javascript, it is designed to be cross-browser ; it is tested on Chrome and Firefox, and is known to work with a few limitations on IE10



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