[SciPy-dev] gui_thread and wxPython-126.96.36.199
prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Fri Oct 1 11:31:22 CDT 2004
>>>>> "FP" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:
FP> Prabhu Ramachandran schrieb:
>> Any advice would be appreciated. In any case the result of my
>> hacking is that with 2 small patches one can use gui_thread
>> fully from within IPython for both new and old (not tested but
>> should work) versions of wxPython.
>> Also, if 0.3.2 is round the corner is this a good thing to push
>> into scipy? I am not sure how many folks use gui_thread, but
>> it would certainly be cool if this could make it into 0.3.2.
FP> This is great, as far as I'm concerned. I'm sorry I can't
Thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated.
FP> currently help, as I'm too swamped on the next ipython
FP> release. But since that work is geared to make
FP> ipython+matplotlib work as smoothly as possible with wx and
FP> gtk, having this in the scipy release would be a great
In theory, gui_thread could be extended to work for PyGtk also but
that will take time and effort and most of all a reasonably intimate
knowledge of PyGtk.
FP> These gui/threading issues are _way_ over the head of most
FP> day-to-day scientists (including myself :), so the more we can
Well, I took a long while tracking this one down. Considering that I
wrote an earlier version of this a long while ago, I can completely
understand the difficulty. I think Pearu's approach is really quite
elegant and works well. My primary difficulty was figuring out where
the problem was!
I have a question that you might be able to help with. I want to do
Create a module that shadows an existing module in the filesystem.
Lets say, site-packages/wx/__init__.py. I want to create a new
module with code that does something else (and not have to create
a file!). Like say: "def f(): print 'hello world'", call that the "wx"
module, and make Python believe nothing is wrong (insert it into
sys.modules or whatever) then do a 'reload(wx)' to re-read the
real __init__.py just like normal. I'd like the code to be simple
and not have to use complex import hooks.
Is this possible? If it is I could probably eliminate the wxPython
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