[PyKDE] PyQt on iPAQ

Joe Chott verxion at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 4 00:59:00 BST 2002

Hello everyone.

I have PyQt running on my iPAQ.  I don't know python very well
(just bought "core PYTHON programming" yesterday, and I think I
am pretty up to speed on the commandline stuff).

I do most of my programming on a daily basis in Tcl/TK.  I
learned this language with Ousterhouts book and the main reason
I picked it up as quick as I did was because of the INCREDIBLY
easy way the book went along.  I could go through the pages
until I saw a picture of the type of widget I wanted to learn
how to deal with, and then the code that produced the widget was
right there.

I guess one of the most awesome things to me about tcl/tk was
that a code example like:

button .b -text "Exit Program" -command exit
pack .b

is a complete, self contained program, in two lines, which shows
how a button works in tcl/tk.

As clean as python is (and I do like how clean the code looks),
it seems that you have more overhead to have a working PyQt app,
and that is fine.

What I would like is something like:

1. Here is a sample of source code.  In the following examples,
you will insert the example code between the:

# Begin example source

and the

# End example source

Then the examples would be "self contained", but not overly
long.  ie, all of them could be placed into the source code
container, if that makes sense.

Anyway, I have not been able to find any good sample code out
there that does the BASIC stuff.  I would like a tour of some
basic widgets, where the widgets don't do much of anything to
keep the code simple, followed by some examples where the
widgets are tied to something, followed by using the widgets

I think with that basic bit of example, I could probably be up
and writing my own useful apps in a few hours time.

If anyone knows of such a stash of example code, PLEASE share it
with me.  If such a stash does not exist currently, then I will
just struggle my way through, probably ask the list for some
critique's of my code, and I will produce a web page with the
information so hopefully others won't have to struggle as I am

Thanks for any help you can give me,

-Joe Chott

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