[PyKDE] PyQt v4 Roadmap

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Thu Feb 17 16:30:16 GMT 2005

> Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk> wrote:
>> The separate Qt v4 libraries will be wrapped as separate Python modules.
>> The module names will be the same as the corresponding library (eg.
>> QtCore, QtGui) and be grouped as a single Python package called PyQt4.
>> The
>> suggested programming style for new applications would then be:
>> import sys
>> from PyQt4 import QtGui
>> app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
> Just one personale note: right now, I usually do:
> from qt import *
> because I find it useless to write "qt.QApplication" instead of
> "QApplication" since the leading uppercase "Q" is already a kind of
> namespace, which is imposed by qt itself. If (by absurd) the class was
> named
> "Application", I would probably use "qt.Application".
> The same applies for QT4: I don't think I'm being helped by writing
> "QtGui.QApplication" as I'm not going to write a class with a leading
> uppercase Q in any case (it'd be confusing). So, as long as I am able to
> write:
> from PyQt4.QtGui import *
> and subsequently use "QApplication", I'll be happy.

Then you'll be happy - until that construct is removed from Python.

To all who have asked a similar question, I said that the example I gave
was the *suggested* form for *new* applications. Otherwise you can do
whatever Python allows you to do.


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