Tagged: python


Kivy – link – Open source Python library for rapid development of applications that make use of innovative user interfaces, such as multi-touch apps.

  • Kivy runs on
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • MacOSX
    • Android
    • IOS

The same code runs on all supported platforms!


Learn Python Programming

The Linux Journal Reader’s Choice Awards for 2012 again selected Python as the “Best” Scripting Language.

In spite of some objections to the language, I would like to learn enough python to use it without being an expert.

Links to Python Learning Sites

My Objections to Python

I have some objections to Python

  • position related syntax
    • not robust: susceptable to serious logic errors if a single indenting character is added or deleted by mistake ( errors if a single indentation character is added or deleted. (Tell me you have never been working fast and accidently added a character before saving and running a script!)
  • inconsistent syntax
    • infix: x = 5 + 2
    • prefix: sqrt(4)
    • I prefer lispy languages with consistent prefix notation
      • (setq x (+ 5 2))
      • (sqrt 4)
  • The Python Way
    • Python – There is one way to solve a problem – The Python Way
      • Really? I feel that could lead to rigid thinking
    • Perl – There is more than one way to solve a problem
      • I use perl one liners regularly, especially for regex