I was intrigued with the idea of a "Try Python" web site that I read about recently. Inspired by an idea originally mentioned by Steve Howell to create Webster van Robot, a web version of Guido van Robot (which itself was the inspiration for rur-ple) I have been wondering about the possibility of creating a version of rur-ple (only Reeborg's world part) that would run in a standard browser, just like one can use "Try Python".
There are two versions of "Try Python": Mike Meyer's, and Devan Lai's. While Devan (a very promising 14 year old programmer, imho) in a post on comp.lang.python wrote that Meyer's is the "cooler" implementation of the two, I personnally think that Devan's is the cooler of the two, and the one with the best potential for showcasing rur-ple as his version can already accept function definitions (and probably more; I just had a very quick look at both).
Now, I know very little about web stuff. One thing I know is that, for "games" type object, it is
Now, I think that, if having a version of rur-ple on the web were to be done, it could generate a lot more attention on Python, and on the web framework that would have been used to develop it if using one of those fancy web frameworks is required.
Nonetheless, if one was to really showcase Python using rur-ple on the web, I think the following requirements would have to be satisfied:
- It should not require the user to install a plugin in his/her browser, just like it is done with the "Try Python" sites;
- it should not require a special browser, like Grail, either;
Can this be done using one of these famous web frameworks that are generating so many discussions, including the one spurred by Python's bdfl? I personnally have no idea... One thing I know for sure: if it is, I will have to do some major refactoring of my code as the gui stuff is too much intertwined with the logic part; I had no concept of the model-view-controller approach when I started creating rur-ple, and I had no clear reason to try to conform to it (if it ain't broke...) later on. But, given a strong enough incentive, I could always do it!