Python Interpreter

Karthik Maiya 10 years ago in General updated by Stefan Scriba 10 years ago 3
It would be really cool if textastic doubled as an interactive python interpreter with a command line function and everything. Since python doesnt need compilation i believe it is possible. Thanks!
Textastic offers syntax highlighting for many languages including Python, but it doesn't include compilers or interpreters due to restrictions of iOS.

You will notice that all apps that support running code - like Kodiak, Codea and PythonMath for example - do not have file download capabilities. So, if I wanted to add the ability to run code in Textastic, I'd have to remove FTP, "Open In", WebDAV, Dropbox and all other means of sharing files with other apps.

These are the relevant points in the App Store review guidelines:

2.7 Apps that download code in any way or form will be rejected
2.8 Apps that install or launch other executable code will be rejected

That's a limitation that is imposed by Apple, sorry.
Ah i see yes that would not be good because i enjoy those features also. Thank you for the quick response!
I wanted to ask for the same thing. I received my IPAD as a work reward. Coming from a windows / linux / android world and doing a fair amount of scripting, i find apple's endless restrictions and prison cell sandboxes incredibly frustrating. I am feeling claustrophobic. What a let down, after all the hype. Everything is very cleverly done, but zero file sharing between apps, except by piping through a cloud, where one is lucky enough to have that privilege!?!? I will go and hide now, before the apple disciples stone me to death.