Re: Our first potential flame war: which scripting language?

M. Dockrey (
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 17:56:10 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 25 Aug 1998, Eric W. Sink wrote:

> Some of the stuff above is my opinion. Some of it is the opinion our
> target market will have. For example, personally, I rather like Perl,
> but its syntax is patently absurd for a target market which includes
> people like my Dad, or people like the VB crowd.

to use scripting anyway. At some point it can either be easy, or useful,
but not both. I'd say err on the side of usefulness. My vote would be for
perl or maybe Python (haven't tried it yet but I keep hearing good
What should this scripting do? If it needs to be able to open dialogues
like V/WordBasic it will need to work well with GTK+ (there are perl and
Python bindings, anyone try them?).

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