On Jan 7, 2011, at 8:50 PM, David Hutto wrote: > On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 8:44 PM, TR Shaw <ts...@oitc.com> wrote: >> >> On Jan 7, 2011, at 8:36 PM, David Hutto wrote: >> >>> I'm with some of the others above on using Python. Writing a command >>> line app is about as simple as: >>> >>> import subprocess >>> word = 'hello' >>> self.espeak = subprocess.Popen(['espeak', word], stdout = >>> subprocess.PIPE).communicate() >>> >>> I think of PHP as more browser, than desktop app/webapp. >> >> >> And in php the above is just: >> >> echo "hello"; >> >> Which is simpler? The answer is the one that you are most comfortable with. > > I expect this might have been meant to go to the list, but I'll reply > directly back. > > With the espeak installed. This calls a command line from your python > script, and speaks the word, not just display. I understand this might > be direct with certain abilities to display and speak the info. > In python2.x it would be > > print 'hello', or print "hello", notice no ';'. > > How would you call a command line(from terminal) script from within a > php desktop app? That was what the above was meant to demonstrate in > python, not print it out to page, or terminal. But I'm guessing it > might not be that different.
Sorry, David I should not reply quickly when I have a cold but again its all pretty similar. Here it is on unix/linux. PHP: $word = "hello"; exec("say \"$word\""); Bash: word="hello" say "$word" In all the languages its hust: 1) set a variable 2) call an external program with the variable as an argument after that its all about language specific syntax. Tom -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php