[Bf-committers] Languages other then python in Blender 2.5?

Nathan Letwory jesterking at letwory.net
Fri Feb 13 08:52:18 CET 2009

2009/2/13 Benjamin Tolputt <btolputt at bigpond.net.au>:
> Campbell Barton wrote:
>> IMHO it's quite likely that with Blender's popularity some developer
>> will try this even if we don't ask for it.
> I don't know what the official line is, but I am intending to add Lua
> support to some extent to my build. Shame BGE is such an integral part
> of Blender now, as removing Python completely would be an interesting
> experiment.

FYI, on my wiki user page you can find patches for some dabblings with
adding Lua support to 2.4x.

I am also interested in adding Lua scripting support to Blender.


> On the other hand, having the capability to run multiple scripting
> languages is going to cause issues for the end-user who uses the
> Scripting Window. Having multiple languages is just going to confuse
> people when looking at running a sample script they find online. As much
> as I have reservations about Python, it is the default language now and
> this is not likely to change.

I don't see why that is going to be a problem. When the Script window
is used, the user sees only the end result anyway - no code to think
about. And it shouldn't be hard to ensure that different languages are
easily recognised, just like E. Allen suggests.

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