Gosh, Python is easy

I’d almost forgotten how easy Python is, how comfortable it is not to have to recompile, how nice it is not to have to type all kinds of superfluous punctuation… Java is better than C++ in this regard, but still… Compared to Python.

Interest in Kura is picking up a bit, and I am getting bug reports and feature requests. And that forces me to go back to this source. Source that I started writing in august 1999, that has been through a rewrite (from PyKDE-based to pure PyQt), that I haven’t looked at for months. After all, it did what I wanted it to do, it was sufficient for my current needs, which is keeping track of language data for the novel I should be working on.

And I can still find my way around the code, make a change, no need for five minutes of compiling, restart the application (it loads on Debian/PPC in under a second, OS X is far slower), and check whether the fix worked… (Dash it, there is something wrong with my webcvs.cgi script…

Pity you cannot do an optimized natural media paint application in Python. In fact, I sometimes find C++ enough of a paint that I wish I could do Krita in Java, using gcj…