[Pythonmac-SIG] aemreceive/py-appscript and 64-bit

Henry Olders henry.olders at mcgill.ca
Tue Aug 25 19:05:19 CEST 2009

On 24-Aug-09, at 22:17 , Kevin Walzer wrote:

> I've moved my Python work to a four-way universal build of 2.6 .1  
> (64 &
> 32 bit for PPC and x86). Do py-appscript and aemreceive work under
> 64-bit? It's not quite clear to me because they have some dependencies
> on Carbon, and I'm not sure how Carbon works with a 64-bit build of  
> Python.
> What I'm actually interested in is using aemreceive to implement a "do
> script" Apple event for Python, in which a Python app could receive a
> "do script" command via AppleScript that would execute arbitrary  
> Python
> code. This functionality is based on the 'dosc' Apple Event constant,
> and is part of Terminal's AppleScript dictionary (for shell commands);
> Tk-Aqua also implements similar functionality that allows an app to
> execute Tcl code.
> Looking at the aemreceive documentation, it appears all the hooks are
> there to do this, although this particular Apple Event isn't  
> illustrated
> in the documentation, nor have I found sample code for this. Any  
> advice
> is appreciated, and if I'm successful in implementing something like
> this, I'll post the sample code somewhere.

It's not clear to me what you want to do. Do you want to have a python  
program call an Applescript which then executes arbitrary python code?


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