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Scott Lanning is currently working in Amsterdam at a hotel-booking company. The following interviews and commentaries are for entertainment only. The views and opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the views of his employer or even himself.

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Sunday August 26, 2007
12:34 PM


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I've been playing with OGRE recently. It's an "Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine" made in C++. The documentation and tutorials on the site are excellent.

As always, there are Python bindings and .NET bindings but not a Perl one. You'd almost think Perl was dying. So I started to change that with a minimal Perl binding. So far, it's not very useful (no input/event handling), but I was able to reproduce a basic tutorial after having stripped out the CEGUI and OIS parts.

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  • Bear in mind Ruby doesn't have bindings either.

    I think it's more the case that Python is used quite a bit more in the area of graphics and gaming (The PyGames package for instance) so there's more interest in that area for Python.

    Don't forget to update their wiki to note your bindings. :)
    • more the case that Python is used quite a bit more in the area of graphics and gaming

      Okay, then -- in what areas, besides web programming (if that), and probably sysadmin scripting, is Python not used quite a bit more than Perl? Python at least has the *reputation* of being what one would go to if one were serious about what one were writing.

      Anyway, enough trolling. :) I will update the OGRE wiki, once the module is more usable. I made a ninja example last night, and it looks sweet.... :) I'll put that out tomorrow or so. Today I've been working on "FrameListeners"; the hard part being m