Crazy question: is it possible/reasonable to use Python in LC?

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at
Mon Jul 17 12:56:10 EDT 2023

"do ... as python" ??

On 13/07/2023 21:03, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode wrote:
> I've been playing with Python, and it has a lot of nice qualities, but a
> built-in GUI isn't one of them (no apologies to tkinter).
> So it would be interesting/nice to be able to open LC, add a button to a
> stack, and put some python into the script of that button and have it just
> work, with access to the rest of the LC stack/controls as usual.
> Obviously that's not possible, but how close can we come? I assume it would
> be possible to write a shell command to trigger a python script, but that
> seems complex and sub-optimal, especially when thinking about having to
> bundle together all the bits and bobs from the LC UI to pass as arguments
> to the Python script instead of having it able to just reference what it
> needs on the fly.
> Anyway, wondering if anyone else has thought about this.
> gc
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