Add Python to the list of supported scripting languages
The only cross platform scripting language currently supported is ExtendScript, based on ECMAScript (almost 2 decades old v.3, which in itself is already long overdue for an update). Python is cross platform, easy to learn and very powerful. InDesign's DOM can be translated naturally into Python. Python has a vast set of functional libraries, and still growing. Supporting Python from within InDesign would in its most basic form only have to enable *.py scripts in the Scripts panel, but it would benefit of an interactive console of its own.
awesome! Yes, please!
This is a great idea. Please!
Raja, Gejaraj commented
Yes, it'll be helpful to develop Machine learning tools for InDesign using Python. @Adobe: please think to include this support.
Magnus Gaarde commented
Yes, please, let's get python support in Indesign.
Frederick Yocum commented
Yes, Yes, please!
Tobias Wantzen commented
What a great idea! Cross plateform support, huge community, tons of free code ... awesome!
Peter Kahrel commented
This would be a very useful addition for all the reasons that Jongware gave.