[IPython-dev] Uniform way of integrating event loops among different IDE's
fperez.net at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 15:03:49 EDT 2010
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 2:20 AM, Almar Klein <almar.klein at gmail.com> wrote:
> The code that I use is quite similar to the code behind the link. (Except
> that IEP uses its own mainloop in which it periodically calls
> gtk.main_iteration().) In addition to gtk.main() and gtk.main_quit(), I
> also replace gtk.mainloop() and gtk.mainquit() with a dummy. I suspect I did
> that to also support older versions.
yes, that's for older versions, I'm not sure if a gtk that old is
still in significant use or not.
>>> It also looks like something similar may be OK for tk, where with a
>>> bit of hijacking from our side, we can let unmodified Tk code run
>>> happily within our own environment.
>>> For Qt/Wx it definitely seems that the cooperation via guisupport will
>>> be needed. And for fltk, I have no idea.
>> I don't think there's much to do for fltk either, I'll look into it
>> tomorrow I hope.
> A bit later than I hoped, but here it goes:
> Gtk, Tk, and fltk can all be supported without cooperation via guisupport. I
> guess its all about how they define application objects, and in these
> toolkits, they're all global. On the kernel side, if integrating the event
> loop for these toolkits, you'll need to disable the mainloops. I put some
> example code below. Probably nothing new here for you guys, except maybe for
> Maybe a good idea to put examples such as these in the docs of
Sure! Brian is working hard on that code, so when the dust settles
we'll include this info for the others.
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