Using scripting languages for KDE4 main modules

Hubert Figuiere hubertf at
Tue Oct 10 16:14:39 BST 2006

>  * Don't rule out lisp as a language.  I know probably between 15 and 20 
> languages and when I used lisp for serious programming I was more productive 
> than in any other so far, including python.  Btw, I don't know if you have 
> noticed it, but I think python is becoming more and more like lisp every 
> version.

It is not ruling it out. I just wanted to make a point on choosing a
sensible default language. But nothing prevent to have lisp. Just that
if you take the case of Gimp, using Scheme as the default script
language make it even harder to start writing script, while something
like JavaScript or Python [1] are much easier to apprehend if you don't
know them.

The unknown is the biggest fear. A quick poll in the audience showed
that more people new Python or JS than Lisp.

But nothing prevent from having Lisp one the possibilities.


[1] or Perl, Lua, etc.

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