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3. Extend and Enhance Your Phone > Run Python Scripts

Run Python Scripts

Use the Python scripting language to develop small hacks for your Series 60 device.

While Java and Symbian C++ are powerful programming languages, their learning curves are too steep for most smartphone users. Most users do not need a full-blown programming platform to develop small hacks for their phone. A scripting language is the perfect tool to automate simple tasks and perform simple logical processing.

Python is a widely used scripting language in the computer world. It is easy to learn and supports object-oriented program construction. Nokia provides support for Python on most of its Series 60 devices.

Tip

Speaking of running scripting languages on Nokia Series 60 smartphones, there is an unsupported Symbian port for Perl 5.8x and 5.9.x. You can find the installation package and usage instructions from this mailing list posting from a Nokia engineer: http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2005-04/msg00439.html.


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