9/29/2007

REST to LSL via Python and Comet

For those that may not know, I got a job at Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life. I really enjoy what I do, and I find this reduces the urge to work on recreational programming on the kinds of things that I enjoy. (It has also seemed to reduce my blog output to almost nil.)



I've had a project on the back burner for a while that involves pushing data into LSL (the Linden Scripting Language runtime that Second Life uses) over Comet.



And it works amazingly well! Of course, I just had to toss REST in there as well.



I'll release this code as open source next week. Meanwhile, here's a movie to show you what the hell I am talking about. I also like how this movie shows off the surreal aspect of collaborative programming!







3 comments:

Gigs said...

This works with the standard HTTPRequest?
(posted here since you must have went to bed and might miss my twitter of the same effect. :)

Donovan Preston said...

Yes, it uses the standard llHTTPRequest. I had to modify mulib slightly to work around the fact that llHTTPRequest doesn't let you use an appropriate content-type. Now mulib understands "text/*" as being a request from lsl, and emits a crippled serialization format that's easy to parse from lsl.
Funny, twitter seems to show a bunch of followers twitter didn't tell me about. Usually I follow people that follow me.

Donovan Preston said...

I have committed the backend to this to mulib. Check out mulib and take a look at the cube example.
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mulib