Re: Scripting in Gnome
- From: jamie <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- To: "Larry W. Virden" <lvirden cas org>
- Cc: GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Scripting in Gnome
- Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 13:47:36 +0000
On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 11:55, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> Or are you saying that your new engine can, via these xml files, be
> told how to interpret any language?
Yes that's right. Supported Language features would be limited though to
what is appropriate for a macro language.
The current engine I'm about to write will use the python interpreter so
the xml files will define a grammar for the language and specify how
they are translated to python. I plan to support VBA this way as well as
i will have to restrict what modules it can import because its way too
powerful for a macro language - a crippled python does make an ideal
macro language though.
VBA provides application specific objects and these will also be defined
using xml in addition to the grammar.
> That sounds like the Guile project,
> except they use Scheme to define the look and action of the languages.
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