Email: adric at adric.net Jabber: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm interested in wxPy, and get a little farther with it every time my interest flits back to it. I'm quite interested in expanding the tutorials once I get a little bit more confident at anything past the simplest wxPy guis. The ObstacleCourse is a great idea.
I'm currently using Mac OS X 10.3 here. Other than that, go look at my website http://adric.net for more about me.
starting with ChallengeInstall: I'm going to wait on the mailing lists for now :/ created this account, this page Panther ships with Python 2.3 installed wx for Panther from SF, ran the demo, clicked widgets grabbed tarballs of wxGlade and PythonCard for later ... installed Boa from cvs, cp'd to wacky mac-specific directory, runs added my JID to this page
on to ChallengeTutorial: Muddled through, commented on that page. My gripes about the tutorial and wxPy in general: The herd of arguments for each constructor style of coding is hard on newbies. (Not wx specific, most modern class libraries are like this) I find myself either having to take the headers as belief structures (bad memories of early java hacking: just start with public class Classname(string argsv) public static void main() and don't ask us to explain it for two more chapters / this semester) or spend time tangentially figuring out whether I need (for instance) to declare a wxStyle for my simple editor sub-class of wxPython (Works without one). Also I changed all of the other negative ints to -1s, to improve my own sanity, as no explanation for them was given. I feel certain that the code in the example is done The Right Way, I just need to know why that is so I can emulate it successfully. Typing in the examples and modifying the code is the best way to learn this stuff, but I need to understand the atoms of what I type in, not just memorize two or three lines of Python here and there.
Having to declare the ID_Foo constants at the top seems kludgey and not very python-like. What's the better way
and next time, ChallengeDemos ?