Top down Python
gordon at panix.com
Wed Feb 12 08:40:53 CET 2014
In <mailman.6729.1392188714.18130.python-list at python.org> John Allsup <pydev at allsup.co> writes:
> I want to be able to say:
> 1. Put a nice picture on the background.
> 2. Put a terminal window with, say, 64x20 lines, dead centre.
> 3. Run a simple REPL program written in Python or Ruby within it.
> I do not really want to write any more lines of code than I need to.
> Why do we not have langauges and libraries that can do the above
> with only five lines of code (line 0 == setup, line 4 == cleanup).
You're asking for prepackaged libraries with extremely specific behavior.
Forgive me for making an analogy on the Internet, but your request is akin
to asking for a hammer that will automatically pound six-penny nails
through half-inch drywall, while facing south, on Tuesdays.
Such a hammer is great if those are your specific requirements, but
worthless otherwise. It's much better to sell a generic hammer. Sure,
it's a little more work for the user, but it will pound any type of nail
though a variety of surfaces. I.e., it's reusable.
John Gordon Imagine what it must be like for a real medical doctor to
gordon at panix.com watch 'House', or a real serial killer to watch 'Dexter'.
More information about the Python-list