Re: Small embeddable scripting language ?

- biswapesh_chatterjee tcscal co in :
> Hi

Hi ! :)

> I'm looking for a scripting engine for Anjuta. It would be used for
> extending functionality through user-defined tools as well as a
> templating language for wizards. The requirements are:
> 1) Small (since we'll probably have to distribute it with Anjuta)
> 2) Reasonably fast
> 3) Embeddable from C programs
> 4) Ability to register/call C functions
> 5) Free

I would suggest Python. It's not too small, but AFAIK it's included in
all the most known Linux distributions and *BSD.
With 2, 3, 4, 5 you're describing Python :)

> My guess is that we are not the first project looking for this since it
> seems to be a pretty obvious thing to do once things get bigger than a
> certain size. So far, I like Lua ( - however, the
> syntax seems a bit weird - I'd prefer a minimal learning curve for
> people (including me).

I don't know LUA but IMHO Python is really fast to learn, something like
a weekend and the tutorial included in the official Python docs...

> So, my question is: is there any 'official' GNOME policy for this ? If
> not, what do you suggest ? What did porojects facing a similar situation
> choose ? Can someone point me to a reasonably simple implementation ?
> Thanks in advance.

My 0.2 of course ^^


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