Any other screenwriters?

richarddooling at gmail.com richarddooling at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 23:42:18 CET 2013


Thank you, Chris. I was trying to avoid the xcode since I know didley about that too, but I'll download it and see if I can get it to run.

THANKS AGAIN

Rick

On Friday, March 8, 2013 3:51:44 PM UTC-6, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Rick Dooling  wrote:
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> > To that end, I would like to take this Ruby script (which works pretty well, but throws errors in Mac OS X; some Ruby ones and some Prince ones) and convert it to Python so I can fix it myself, because I don't know Ruby at all, and would rather work in Python.
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> >
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> > https://github.com/olivertaylor/Textplay
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> 
> Hmm. You're looking at a fairly detailed markup language, and a
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> potentially buggy third-party implementation of it. Are you able to go
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> from the https://github.com/nyousefi/Fountain code instead? Given that
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> you don't know Ruby at all, you'd be no worse off there, and it seems
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> to be the "reference implementation".
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> 
> 
> Porting either version to Python is going to be a big job,
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> unfortunately. However, given that the reference implementation seems
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> to have been written for a Mac, you have a reasonable chance of being
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> able to execute the code, run the tests, and play with it, while you
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> develop your own version. That's a *huge* help in porting - you can
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> implement piece by piece, comparing in detail both the code and the
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> output of each subsection.
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> 
> 
> Alternatively, can you get the xcode version to run directly? (I'm not
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> a Mac person and have no idea whether this is at all possible.) Can
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> you call on it, in some way, and thus write just a wrapper around the
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> outside? Might be a smaller job.
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> 
> 
> Ultimately, you're working with a markup format. That means it's all
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> text in, fiddle fiddle, text out... a workflow that Python's pretty
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> good at handling. But you may be letting yourself in for a fairly big
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> job :)
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> 
> 
> ChrisA




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