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For example, look at Mesa3D or GIMP.
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Posted Dec 26, 2012 15:46 UTC (Wed) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
I had a 2 minutes look at a tutorial explaining how to write a GIMP plugin in Python and saw nothing wrong with it. It even looked cool. When and how does this fail?
Posted Dec 26, 2012 16:37 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
We actually have an example of this - it's called 'Blender'. If you look inside it then you'll see quite a lot of horror when their developers simply had to do some cross-layer hacks to achieve tolerable performance. Because even as a thin glue layer Python is not fast enough.
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