My thread title is based on this post by Johan:
If Python can do COM ports, then go with that. Otherwise perhapss C#/.NET (assuming we're talking Windows here).
And Awneils reply:
If Python can do COM ports
Yes, it can: http://pythonhosted.org/pyserial/
From this thread:
I am learning Python by using my Rpi's and I am getting ready to explore the COM port which in the example in the book, I am going to communicate with an AVR.
When I started learning C, Cliff, and many other wise Guru's all recommended I NOT learn C on a Micorcontroller, but on a PC first using Pelles as a starting point. I ended up doing both in some respects, but I did see that C on a PC is somewhat different than C on a micorcontroller.
Does the same hold true for Python as well? WHat works on an Rpi, or Bone, or CHiP may not work on a PC and vice versa?
So far my "Teach myself Python" by reading a lot of books and actually doing the examples has been rather pleasurable, with only two parts that I am having some trouble with, but I hope to sort out soon.
I would like to soon try creating a simple GUI that I can run on Windoze that would communicate to either a real RS232 port, or USB COM port, but first I would like to know if there is a big difference between Python on a PC, and Python on a Pi, Bone, or CHip. Or if I can run python on a PC to begin with.
Looks like Pythin for the PC is available: