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Python for Palm OS?

I just got myself a new Treo 650 and was looking around for Python for
Palm projects. The only ones I find are Pippy

http://pippy.sourceforge.net/

and Python to Palm Pilot Port

http://www.isr.uci.edu/projects/sensos/python/

both of which look to be rather stale. They're both based on the 1.5
codebase, and both appear to be unmaintained (Pippy has the last news
date in 2002; I couldn't find an obvious date for PPPP).

Is there any news regarding Python on the Palm OS front?

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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Erik Max Francis wrote:
I just got myself a new Treo 650 and was looking around for Python for
Palm projects. The only ones I find are Pippy

http://pippy.sourceforge.net/

and Python to Palm Pilot Port

http://www.isr.uci.edu/projects/sensos/python/

both of which look to be rather stale. They're both based on the 1.5
codebase, and both appear to be unmaintained (Pippy has the last news
date in 2002; I couldn't find an obvious date for PPPP).

Is there any news regarding Python on the Palm OS front?


I haven't seen any news, and gave up on the above as well.

I did, however, find http://netpage.em.com.br/mmand/plua.htm ,
a Palm port of Lua (4.0 currently, 5.0 in beta). It's quite
effective and, to a Python fan, not so far from Python that
I particularly mind.

Just an FYI...

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #2
Peter Hansen wrote:
Erik Max Francis wrote:
I just got myself a new Treo 650 and was looking around for Python for
Palm projects. The only ones I find are Pippy

http://pippy.sourceforge.net/

and Python to Palm Pilot Port

http://www.isr.uci.edu/projects/sensos/python/

both of which look to be rather stale. They're both based on the 1.5
codebase, and both appear to be unmaintained (Pippy has the last news
date in 2002; I couldn't find an obvious date for PPPP).

Is there any news regarding Python on the Palm OS front?

I haven't seen any news, and gave up on the above as well.

I did, however, find http://netpage.em.com.br/mmand/plua.htm ,
a Palm port of Lua (4.0 currently, 5.0 in beta). It's quite
effective and, to a Python fan, not so far from Python that
I particularly mind.

Just an FYI...

-Peter


As mentioned, since Pippy is pretty old or rather based on rather old
code base, can it be assumed that not much is happening at this front?

This might be dumb to ask then, does anyone know if Pippy had been used
in any noticeable form for Palm development anywhere? Or it's more of an
proof of concept kind of thing? Or has anyone envisioned anything?

Cheers
Maurice
Jul 18 '05 #3
"Maurice LING" <ma*********@acm.org> wrote in message
news:41********@news.unimelb.edu.au...
<snip>
Or has anyone envisioned anything?

Cheers
Maurice


I just envisioned myself sipping a Mai Tai on a white sand beach, the surf
gently murmuring in my ears, while getting a backrub from Carmen Electra.

-- Paul
Jul 18 '05 #4
On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 04:48:42 GMT, Maurice LING <ma*********@acm.org>
wrote:
As mentioned, since Pippy is pretty old or rather based on rather old
code base, can it be assumed that not much is happening at this front?

This might be dumb to ask then, does anyone know if Pippy had been used
in any noticeable form for Palm development anywhere? Or it's more of an
proof of concept kind of thing? Or has anyone envisioned anything?

Cheers
Maurice

I think their web site (at one time, at least) explicitly said they
had stopped development of Pippy. I use it on rare occasions when I
need a programmable calculator. But since it only supports 32-bit
integer math, i.e., not float or long, that's a pretty limited
occasion. It appears to have access to Palm "form" capabilities, but
I was never able to figure out how they work. The docs are a little
light. Still, I'm impressed that they got it there in the first
place. I also saw the Lua port, but have not installed it, yet. I
was too busy with Carmen Electra. Or, at least, envisioning Carmen
Electra. ;-)
--dang
Jul 18 '05 #5
> Is there any news regarding Python on the Palm OS front?

As an interesting side effect of the recently announced PalmOS
on Linux, porting Python for that platform will become a lot
easier, hopefully. If only I could find Tim's time-machine and
bring a unit from the future. ;-)

--
Gustavo Niemeyer
http://niemeyer.net
Jul 18 '05 #6

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