I realized that I never wrote my , so here it goes.

I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: , , , , , miniature , and music, , walking , , , , , , homebrew game handhelds.

I love and (no patience to watch tv/shows).

@deshipu Hi, I just found your intro on a search on "wiki". I happen to have something I'd like to get done that involves Python & Wikipedia. Wonder if you might be willing to help out. I'll probably try to learn enough Python to do it myself, but that might be slow going! Think you could take a look and tell me what you think? Even feedback on whether the spec makes sense, or is missing important stuff, would be a big help.

@PeteForsyth Sorry, I never did anything with MediaWiki and I generally steer clear of PHP. The wiki in my introduction was mostly about writing my own engine and/or working on MoinMoin. I am also recently quite busy with my projects, so I wouldn't have the time and motivation to work on your idea.

@deshipu Thanks so much for taking a look! Maybe you can help me understand a small piece? Just because MediaWiki is written in PHP, I don't *think* a script would need to involve any PHP. From looking at the Wikipedia article on Web APIs, it looks like they communicate in higher-level protocols, like HTTP, XML, wouldn't require a specific programming language. Is that accurate or am I missing something?

@PeteForsyth Yes, you should be able to access the API in pretty much any programming language.

@deshipu Thanks for a helpful clarification -- much appreciated!

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