[sugar] Python interpreter accessible from Sugar ui, accessible when wanted

Chas. Owens chas.owens
Fri Jan 25 09:46:13 EST 2008

On Jan 25, 2008 8:32 AM, Eduardo H Silva <hoboprimate at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today, while learning python (with the excellent book Bit of Python), I
> wondered:
> What if sugar had a python interpreter and code window which could be
> toggled on/off, and would stay on top like in the future with bulletin
> boards, giving a constant access to python power.
>  Say, in the ruler activity a kid could take measurements, and at the same
> time be assigning them to variables on the side (or on the top), and be
> computing areas and perimeters.
> But that's why we have pippy, I hear you say. If pippy took a more 'learn
> python' or tutor role, then those kids who learned it through it, could
> seamlessly make use of it everywhere within sugar.
> Maybe this is nuts, and 'code talks, and s..t walks', so I'm throwing the
> idea for now.
> Eduardo

So, something like the clipboard.  It would come out and let you write
snippets of code that would all execute in the same python process.
Then you could switch to a special activity that would let you manage
those snippets to make a program.  Sounds like an interesting idea.

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