sending input to an embedded application

Uwe Schmitt rocksportrocker at
Sat Jul 12 12:44:37 CEST 2008

On 12 Jul., 09:08, George Oliver <georgeolive... at> wrote:
> hi, I'm a novice programmer trying to better define a hobby project
> I'm thinking of.
> What I would like to do is take a program and embed it or put it
> within a Python-run GUI, using the GUI just to capture and send input
> to the application, and display the ouput.
> Specifically I want to use a Python module such as wxPython, pygame or
> pyglet to build the UI, capture key presses, and then send a string to
> the program, an interactive fiction interpreter; the reason for this
> is that the interpreter on its own doesn't have the capability to
> recognize certain key presses on the keyboard. I thought that writing
> a middle layer rather than a brand new interpreter would be easier for
> someone of my skill level.
> The interpreter would send its output to the Python GUI. The GUI then
> would be as light/translucent as possible, just accepting input,
> sending it to the interpreter, and displaying the output as if you
> were just running the interpreter by itself.
> As I don't really know the issues involved, I'm hoping someone can
> point me in the right direction. Do people 'frame' programs with
> something like wxPython or pygame and use the frame to capture and
> pass along input, and receive and display the output?
> thanks, George

Which interface does your interpreter provide ? Just commandline or
can you access by other methods ? might help you

Greetings, Uwe

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