At 01:31 PM 1/26/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>> experience. Jython _is_ python -- it is an implementation of the
>> python language and much of the standard library. The docs on
>> jython's web site are to alert people to the differences between
>> cpython and jython and to introduce the special features (javabean
>O'Reilly is coming out with "Jython Essentials" in March,
>I'm hoping that will be good.
Don't discount Robert Bill's book. I got an advance copy (electronic)
and just had a chance to glance at it before life got busy, and it
didn't seem anything special. But now that I'm going through the
printed book in detail, I'm very impressed.
>IMHO, based on what I've seen on the jython site, experience
>with Java is assumed, and Python is taught. I'd REALLY like
>to see something from the opposite perspective, if any of
>you folks have the ability/inclination to write it. As a
>Python programmer, the attraction of Jython is being able
>to run Python code in new places, such as in-browser applets,
>and rapidly-installable applications on client computers.
Well, I was in talks to do a Jython book a number of months
back. The project ended up having its wings fall off (permanently,
I won't be competing with the two current books), but we
did examine in considerable detail what the markets might be.
My prospective publisher was not convinced that marketing a
book as "Java for Python programmers" would fly at all, while
"Python for Java programmers" might have some chance. Since
nobody's offering to pay for it, I'm not going to be writing
Some folks have tried to kick off a collaborative effort to
develop some tutorials. I thought I was going to participate,
but as I said, things got busy. If you're interested in
pitching Jython as a kinder, gentler, approach to using Java,
you could try - I think a discussion wiki is already set up.
Maybe the time is right now, where it apparently wasn't last