Re: official support for more scripting languages in gnome needed
- From: Andy Tai <atai gnu org>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org, gnome-hackers gnome org, hvv hippo ru
- Cc: atai atai org
- Subject: Re: official support for more scripting languages in gnome needed
- Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 16:24:39 -0500
Guile should be treated equally with Python and Perl (equally encouraged and supported).
Guile is the official scripting language of the GNU Project.
--- Vlad Harchev <hvv hippo ru> wrote:
> It's obvious that a lot of small gnome applets and
> utilities would better be
> written using some scripting language than C (e.g.
> using GtkPerl or PyGtk
> bindings) from quality, feature-richness,
> maintanability. As for utilities -
> it's floppy disk formatter, color browser, 'about
> myself' utility, etc.
> Moreover, Ximian setup tools already use python
> extensively even for GUI.
> Unfortunately only lisp is among scripting languages
> supported by gnome
> (sawfish uses it, and some utilities like gnucash).
> What I propose is to make
> popular scripting languages like Python and Perl (I
> have nothing against lisp
> dialects, but there are much more programmers who
> know Python or Perl than who
> know lisp) a requirement of gnome (so e.g. gnome
> won't run without them), and
> so that bindings for these languages are shipped
> with gnome, and it would be
> highly appreciated from utility authors to write
> their utils not in C, but in
> either Perl or Python. This will result in
> availability of a ton of
> feature-rich, polished and intelligent and helpful
> utilities available with
> Best regards,
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