Hypercard: the missing link to the web

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 04:24:23 CDT 2012


Back in the early 2000 pythonware was formed by several prominent leaders in the python community.

It was delivering an IDE for python...I actually was one of the first and few who bought a license.

They eventually shut down. From a conversation with one of the founders I learnt that people expected anything and everything dealing with python to be free. Ergo the business model failed.

I still have the t-shirt that came with the license :-)


Glen

On Jun 1, 2012, at 5:02 AM, Bernard Devlin <bdrunrev at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, python was available when I started using Livecode, and I still
> chose Livecode.  I still wouldn't choose Python for a GUI app, but I
> would use python on servers (for everything from system admin to
> system monitoring to web templating) over Livecode.  On the server I
> don't see that Livecode offers me as much as python does. Python has
> libraries that interface with mail servers, with LDAP, and even with
> SNMP.  And then there are a whole slew of web application servers to
> choose from written in python.  But where Livecode shines for me is as
> a simple, dynamic presentation layer, with access to a variety of
> forms of local storage.  That's not to say I wouldn't code business
> logic in Livecode, but to say that different tools (and ecospheres)
> have different strengths, and its not a question of choosing a
> language without regard to the strengths of the language and the
> ecosphere.
> 
> 
> Bernard
> 
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Peter Alcibiades
> <palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> You're not taking account of the Open Source movement.  Were I starting again
>> at this point, the choice would be Python.  Genuinely free in every way, and
>> not just as in beer.
> 
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