Clever Python script to make an Emoji clock. If you were really geeky you could add it to your shell prompt.
I confess I’ve been learning Swift by recreating the Python library calls that I regularly use. Mine was definitely an exploratory work though. I was mainly working in a Playground. Half the code I deleted when I was done.
- 42I’d mentioned in passing in one of my Swift posts about using it as a scripting language. Someone on Twitter asked me if I’d convert from using Python to Swift for my scripts. It’s an excellent question that I really can’t answer fully at this stage. The language is still very beta. Most of the…
Most of my scripts haven’t been updated in a while, but I try and keep the main ones on GitHub for others to use. As I make significant updates I’ll update the GitHub versions. So if you are interested in my scripts, please check out that repository. Now that Swift is becoming a bit more mature I may try doing some scripts with it in the future.
- My favorite joke along these lines is that Perl is a write only language because anyone can writes something in it but it’s nearly impossible to read someone else’s code. (This was in the days of Perl 3) Applescript is a read only language because it’s trivial to read a program and figure out what it does but nearly impossible to easily write a script in it. ↩
- 46I’d mentioned in passing in one of my Swift posts about using it as a scripting language. Someone on Twitter asked me if I’d convert from using Python to Swift for my scripts. It’s an excellent question that I really can’t answer fully at this stage. The language is still very beta. Most of the…
MacStories reviews Pythonista 1.5. Not happy about the silly app store rule which seems very misapplied but other than that it’s a winner. Oddly I run very few scripts on my iPad. I primarily use my iOS devices for consumption or for quick data I flesh out on my Mac.
Displaying your photos’ location in Maps with Pythonista. Great script by Dr. Drang.