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Re: SoC09 Idea: Scripting for Screen

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: SoC09 Idea: Scripting for Screen
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 20:36:53 +0000
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Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi. Following is a project idea for Google Summer of Code 2009 for the
> GNU Screen project. I can be a mentor for this, and Micah Cowan
> (address@hidden) has agreed to be a backup mentor.

Looks interesting.  A couple of comments...

> ===
> <h4 id='screen-script'>Embed scripting support for GNU Screen</h4>
> <p>GNU Screen currently does not support any kind of scripting.
> However, with the wide array of tasks that it is used for, some
> scripting support will help users to use screen in a much more
> effective and efficient manner.</p>

I'm sure you're right, but perhaps you could give a couple of specific

> <p>Some rudimentary <a 
> href=";h=refs/heads/lua-scripting";>
> proof-of-concept</a> implementation for scripting support has been
> done. We are looking for interested students to complete this task.
> The student will need to design the interface between screen and the
> scripting module(s), and implement at least one module for a
> scripting language of the student's choice (e.g. guile, lua, python,
> perl etc.).</p>

If Guile is used for this, I would be happy to be a further backup (if
needed) for that aspect of the project.


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