Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Skulpt

I just came across the Skulpt project, a Python interpreter written entirely in Javascript. How cool! Although the project is still in its' infancy, the project does look promising. Myself, as I'm sure others as well, have wanted a more Python like syntax for building highly-dynamic user interfaces. That isn't to say that it isn't possible today, it would simply increase productivity. Just like developing some application in Python would probably ten times as fast when compared to writing it in C.

Even if it proves infeasible to have a language within the browser language that is Javascript, this project could prove some interesting things about using Python within the browser. Nonetheless, this is all very interesting. There is a Python interpreter now written in both Java and Javascript.