Python Programming Language
python for EE CAD program
I have read some posts on this subject but I haven't been able to make
a decision whether to use Python or not.
I'm considering converting a Java CAD program to Python/C with
wxWdigets for the GUI.
I don't have good answers for:
1) Can I use py2exe or pyinstaller to produce an executable for
Linux, Windows, and Mac? If not, is there a way it can be done?
2) Is there any way to protect the source code, like obfuscation?
3) Memory footprint of application seems large for python demo. Is
this typical for large python applications?
I guess the best thing to do is convert a little portion of the Java
program and see how it works out with respect to the concerns above.
Suggestions and comments appreciated.
Look at python-cad, that might give you an idea how such a thing is to be
accomplished using python.
On Jun 4, 9:56 am, "Diez B. Roggisch" <email@example.com> wrote:
I did look at PythonCad but the distribution and install methods for
Windows is not user freindly. Since the public domain software, I
don't think they protect the source code either.
The subject of code obfuscation in python has been beaten to death quite a
> Hello Diez,
> I did look at PythonCad but the distribution and install methods for
> Windows is not user freindly. Since the public domain software, I
> don't think they protect the source code either.
few times on this list, do a search to find anything you want to know.
In a nutshell: forget about it. it's not worth it, difficult to accomplish
due to the dynamic nature of python and to be brutally honest: more or less
nothing you can come up with in your own code is really worth looking at
anyway. That's not saying that you can't code, just that more or less
everything one programs is trivial and only of value in the actual context
it was written in. So nobody is really interested in ripping stuff out.
On 2007-06-04, chewie54 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm glad somebody asked these questions. I was getting
> 1) Can I use py2exe or pyinstaller to produce an executable
> for Linux, Windows, and Mac? If not, is there a way it can be
> 2) Is there any way to protect the source code, like obfuscation?
> 3) Memory footprint of application seems large for python demo. Is
> this typical for large python applications?
worried. It's almost lunchime on Monday and they hadn't come
up yet this week. :)
Grant Edwards grante Yow! RHAPSODY in Glue!
On Jun 4, 10:58 am, "Diez B. Roggisch" <email@example.com> wrote:
Your opinions are noted, thank you, but I don't agree with you.
portions of the code that are under review for patents and as such
I'm investigating whether Python is the right language to use
for a commercial CAD application. While I think Python is a great
language, there seems to limitations with regards to packaging and
On 6/4/07, chewie54 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
For the record: This is not true. If you've already applied for the
patent, you have as much legal protection as you will ever get. Also,
since patents apply to methods and not to literal source, if you're
trying to protect something patentable you have even less protection
against analysis and disassembly than you would if you were trying to
protect the copyright on the code. If you need to make a token effort
to satisfy whatever legal hurdles are involved, shipping .pyc files
(which py2exe and all the other packagers I'm aware of do) is just as
effective as shipping executables compiled with C or C++.
> I'm investigating whether Python is the right language to use None that don't also exist in every other language in existence. These
> for a commercial CAD application. While I think Python is a great
> language, there seems to limitations with regards to packaging and
are fundamental issues of information theory, not language
On 2007-06-04, Chris Mellon <email@example.com> wrote:
Especially since the alternative appears to be Java. Just like
Java, Python compiles to byte code that runs on a VM.
If for some reason he's happy shipping Java VM byte-code and
not Python VM byte-code, then he can use Jython to generate
byte-code for the Java VM instead of for the Python VM.
Personally I think it's rather deluded to think that one is any
more secure than the other.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! What UNIVERSE is this,
On Jun 4, 12:47 pm, Grant Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Honestly, thank you for your opinions and suggestions. I know this
discussed before on this forum, but after reading the discussions,
unsure about question 1. This is a big step and I want to make sure,
possible, I don't run into any show stoppers after many man hours of
I will put the sensitive stuff and the datbase in a C extension and I
think that solves question 2 for me.