Big file

Andrew Rekdal asr-1 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 13 02:50:57 CET 2008


Well, I can see how this could get real messy but within defining a GUI 
there are many elements and so the block of elements such as a wx.notebook 
for instance I would hope I could place all the code for this in another 
file and somehow include it into place. This way I can work on layered 
panels and such in a fresh document rather than travesing through tons of 
widgets and sizers.

Thanks for your replies

-- 
-- Andrew

"Steven D'Aprano" <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote in message 
news:13th14pe0hhsie1 at corp.supernews.com...
> On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:42:44 -0500, Andrew Rekdal wrote:
>
>> I am working in the class constructor defining elements of an
>> application. The problem is the file is getting unmanageble and I am
>> wanting to extend the contructor __init__ to another file.
>>
>> Is it possible to import directly into the contructor the contents of
>> another module file?
>>
>> If so how would this be done?
>
>
> Here's the way you do what you literally asked for:
>
> class MyClass(object):
>    def __init__(self, *args):
>        # Warning: completely untested
>        execfile('myfile.py')  # may need extra arguments?
>
> but you almost certainly don't want to do that. A better way is by
> importing modules, the same as you would for anything else:
>
> class MyClass(object):
>    def __init__(self, *args):
>        from AnotherModule import constructor
>        constructor(self, *args)
>
>
> But frankly if you find yourself needing to do this because your file is
> "too big" and is unmanageable, I think you are in desperate need of
> refactoring your code to make if more manageable. Pushing vast amounts of
> random code out into other files just increases the complexity: not only
> do you have vast amounts of code, but you have large numbers of files to
> manage as well.
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Steven
>
>
> 





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