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Re: Kicad + V8/NodeJS/Swig [split from kicad ideas mail]


About python, yes, I think it fits the same way lua does, and I'm my
opinion, it has more libraries
that can be useful for the scripts (like image manipulation, etc...). There
wasn't a branch already
trying this, how good or bad did it go?

and about "a", honestly, I'd really like to say yes, but I still don't feel
ready, I've been looking at the
"BOARD" class and I almost had an heart attack ;-), it has a lot of
dependencies... which is normal
since it's the main object for pcbnew.

I want to keep analyzing and understanding the code, so I could estimate
how many man hours we
may need, and then I may step up, but I wouldn't want to start anything
that I cannot finish or maintain

Mike :-)

2012/2/24 Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> On 02/24/2012 12:42 PM, Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo wrote:
> > Hehe, that can be another option, yeah!,
> >
> >    I've worked with lua before, tuned the garbage collector to work in
> deeply embedded
> > devices (under 32kB of RAM) and
> > wrapped some libs by
> > hand:
> http://code.google.com/p/espardino/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2Fopenlibs%2Flua
> >
> >    I think Javascript is incredibly more versatile, widely adopted, and
> easy to program
> > (also has already a couple of debuggers that can connect to the V8 lib
> and debug set by
> > step very easily).
> >
> >    But, in the other hand the wx wrappers, I/O libraries, and default
> support in swig,
> > could finally make it a better candidate. It seems like a cleaner path,
> may be less
> > versatile, but cleaner at least. May be we should walk our first path
> this way.
> >
> >    What do you think Dick?
> If I look at how I might weigh the various factors, in order of importance:
> a) Do we have qualified man hours to do any such work?
> If Miguel you step up and say yes, we have a yes here.
> b) licensing, seems fine.
> c) platform scope, seems fine.
> d) industry awareness and acceptance, seems fine.
> e) wx support, seems very fine.
> f) compactness, seems fine.
> g) impact on existing KiCad build process, probably OK.
> I don't see any drawbacks, one however could have answered many or most of
> these questions
> about python the same way?
> I am not opposed to LUA in any way, and at the end of the day, (a) above
> may be the most
> important.
> Mine is only a single opinion however.
> Dick


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