GUI interactive prompt with non-text output
jtauber at jtauber.com
Sat Jun 21 20:31:03 CEST 2003
I guess another term would be "graphical command-line interface".
http://www.xmlterm.com/ is sort of an example of what I'm after.
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 02:01:40 +0800, "James Tauber" <jtauber at jtauber.com>
> Is anyone aware of extensions to a GUI interactive prompt (such as that
> in IDLE) where the statements executed might be able to produce a
> graphical output after the input prompt as well as text (as you would get
> if you did a "print").
> I'm thinking along the lines of Mathematica, although another useful
> mental picture might be a board game where you enter your move at a
> prompt and then the board is drawn before giving you another prompt
> (which the ability to scroll back to see the boards after each move).
> Hopefully I'm describing what I'm after clearly enough.
> What I would most like is some sort of library / widget / extension to
> IDLE that is fairly generic, but another alternative would be open source
> software that does something like this in the specific that I could then
> make generic.
> I thought I'd check if anyone knew of something like this before
> embarking on writing my own.
> NOTE: I'm not necessarily tied to it being Tk-based (although that is
> what I know). If something exists in PyQt or wxWindows, I'm willing to
> use this as an excuse to learn them :-)
> James Tauber
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