[PyQt] New Feature - Keyword Arguments for Properties and Signals

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Fri Sep 11 13:16:23 BST 2009

On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:45:51 +0200, Henning Schröder
<henning.schroeder at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 8:42 AM, Phil Thompson
> <phil at riverbankcomputing.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:25:12 +0300, "Ville M. Vainio"
>> <vivainio at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> [..]
>>> Now, can we have something that does the same thing outside
>>> E.g.
>>> act = menu.addAction('blah')
>>> act.configure(triggered=self.save, statusTip="Save the document")
>> Possibly, but it will need a prefix to avoid potential name clashes.
> I was thinking about the same when I read the announcement.
> The use of keyword arguments looks like a great idea and could
> simplify code and even make it faster (less method calls/name lookups
> from Python).
> As far as I remember configure is used in Tkinter. Currently it is not
> used by Qt but I guess
> using set_properties or something like it would be safer. A underscore
> method name
> does not follow the Qt style guide but it follows PEP8 - so it would
> be clear that this Python-specific.

To be consistent the prefix would be "pyqt" (or maybe "qpy").


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