The Larch Environment

Geoffrey French, Tuesday November 08, 2011, 19:00 at The Skiff

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The idea behind The Larch Environment is to make programming more visual. We do this by representing objects visually, rather than as text, as seen in a normal Python console. An active document system mixes rich text with running code, and interactive objects to create live Python programs, with a fast edit-debug cycle. We also allow the use of visual content within source code, providing facilities for visually expanding the Python language, and providing LISP/Smalltalk style functionality within Python.

About Geoffrey French

Geoffrey is a research student at the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. His research topic is the development of a Visual interactive programming environment, which he presents in this talk. He has been using Python seriously since around 2005. He is also the author of gSculpt, an open source 3D modelling program.