[PyQt] Embedding Python in an exsting Qt application with PyQt?
srhaque at theiet.org
Mon Sep 11 09:17:31 BST 2017
BTW, the newest code, with the Unicode stuff is here:
On 11 September 2017 at 08:46, Shaheed Haque <srhaque at theiet.org> wrote:
> On 10 September 2017 at 20:50, oliver <oliver.schoenborn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You don't necessarily need pyqt for this, it depends on your specifics. You
>> would embed the interpreter the usual way, and would have a "terminal"
>> window (QTextEdit or such) that has a REPL to interface with the embedded
>> interpreter. You would expose *emergent* C++ classes to the Python
>> interpreter via SWIG or sip. You would only need PyQt if you actually wanted
>> to expose *Qt* classes in this scripting window, so the user can create
>> custom classes deriving from QWidget etc, but if you just want to allow the
>> user to instantiate pre-defined *emergent* GUI classes you should not need
>> PyQt. If you do need PyQt, then it is probably wise to use sip (instead of
>> SWIG) to expose *emergent* C++ classes. I would guess you will have to use
>> compilation and linking flags/settings compatible with those of the sip you
>> installed, or if that is not possible, you will have to build sip, Qt, and
>> emergent from source.
> You are welcome to browse the Python plugin for KDE's Kate here:
> From memory, the trickiest part was the conversion between QString and
> Python 2 unicode/Python 3 str. The multiple versions for various
> incarnations needed for 3 were particularly fiddly, but I think the
> final formulation was pretty complete...
>> Sounds like a fun project, good luck!
>> On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at 14:16 Brian Mingus <reflection at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am looking to extend the Qt5 application emergent
>>> (https://grey.colorado.edu/emergent) with a Python interpreter. Would it be
>>> possible to use PyQt for this, and to also use that interpreter to program
>>> emergent's Qt UI?
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