Top down Python
On 02/12/2014 09:40 AM, John Allsup wrote:
> I've realised that the best way to do this is to use a web browser for
> the graphical front end: high end graphics are simply not a necessity
> here, so one does not need to leave the confines of the browser. Thus
> we need a simple server script.
runs in the browser? For example, http://www.skulpt.org/. Halfway down
the main page is an interpreter running a REPL, that you can manipulate
as an example.
There are others I've seen over the years. One web site offered
interactive versions of several languages in a web page.
It's unclear of what you are really trying to do, though. Doing as you
propose to have a python server communicating with a web front-end is
going to be a lot harder than you think. You're going to have to deal
with multiple languages and data processing types and paradigms. You're
jQuery, and on the server side you need a system for interacting with
Python. Some kind of CGI system. Or roll your own with TCP/IP Sockets.
If you're already familiar with all of these things, then yes it's
simple; just a matter of plugging them together. But I fear it's
several orders of magnitude more complicated than you think it's going
to be. Could be a fun, though relatively pointless, exercise.