Andrew O at The Register has managed to dig deeper into the Symbian Scripting story. Aparently Nokia likes Python more than Perl for its scripting, and is tinkering with the idea of releasing a Python build to a very select few developers.
Another interesting tidbit from the story is the mention of MobileBasic, which runs as a MIDlet on top of the JVM. At first glance, MobileBasic looks a lot like OPL. Aparently it has a very simple to use syntax for accessing URLs over the web. I wonder if this will work properly on something like a 3650 (given the MIDP sockets issues it has)? I’m also curious about how easy it would be to do something simple like this in OPL, as I would rather use OPL for a simple task like this.
The five lines of code in the article above make me think that simple XML over HTTP web services would ROCK if it were that easy to get data from a source over HTTP. Of course writing an XML parser for OPL or MobileBasic would probably be non-trivial…
Still, it has my brain juice flowing!
Update: It looks like Ewan and the OPL team got some great press today in another article at The Register. Woohoo!