[sword-devel] Python api?

Jesse Jacobsen sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 12:47:16 -0500

On 06/25/01, Bryan L. Fordham wrote:
> Martin Gruner wrote:
> > 
> > I don't think there is one yet.
> > Do you think it would be useful?
> Heh yeah, well, I think so. 8)

This would be most excellent from my POV.  For personal use, I've
written a Python Bible search and extraction utility that makes use of
exported Bible Works databases.  (I'm no longer running Windows.)
I'm currently extending it with a module that knows the date of Easter
for any given year and will serve up Church year data like lectionary
readings for any given Sunday/festival, etc.  A Python API to Sword
would allow me to plug the lectionary module into Sword to make an
extremely useful and easily redistributable Church Year tool.

I'm partial to Python because it fits the extremely limited and
irregular time slots I have for programming.  I've been meaning to use
some of that time for work on Gnome Sword, but it's harder to fit into
my schedule.


There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do
not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.  For the law of
the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and

1024D/2E3EBF13 Jesse Jacobsen (Grace, Madison WI) <jmjaco@home.com>