A Dangling Tk Entry

W. eWatson notvalid2 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 10 19:40:58 CET 2009

r wrote:
> On Mar 10, 10:52 am, "W. eWatson" <notval... at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> [snip: biting the hand that feeds]
> This is not the first time you have come to c.l.py with "hat in hand"
> seeking help and then scoffed at suggestions made by well respected
> posters. I should have known you would just do the same again. I don't
> know what you want but help is defiantly not it although that is
> exactly what you need!
>> If I didn't mention it before, I am not about
>> to wholesale change his code for the purposes I have at hand, so I try to
>> remain faithful to what was written. As far as taking your grid suggestions,
>> I believe I did, very likely in the 2000 lines of father code (the author's
>> original code.) For whatever reason, they didn't work. Yes, even I am as a
>> lowly newcomer to Python and Tkinter have heard the eval story. Again, I do
>> not want diversions while I'm adding to this program.
> [snip: non-sensical rambling]
> You think my changes where "wholesale". I untangled your spaghetti
> code and showed you how it should be done with the same output you
> originally had(while at the same time trying hard not to confuse you
> by making the code too perfect), only unlike your mess, my code
> doesn't throw 10 exceptions. There is nothing in there that will break
> compatibility with your code, heck you said it was broken to start.
>> Just to be clear about what I'm adding, the program needed, IMHO, a
>> configuration file. I've already added a menu item in other parts of the
>> code to save it, and to initialize the 'global' values the author uses in
>> IntVar_GUI. That's the alias here for Sentinel_GUI in the big program. Now I
>> can proceed to initialize the "dialog" and others without using control
>> variables. This config effort I could have skipped, but thought it's now or
>> never. I have things to add to the program that are way more interesting
>> than this, and will have big payoffs to the users (a closed group of about
>> 40 users).
> If this 80 line code you posted actually is a line by line copy paste
> from your suposedly high and mighty original author's code, you would
> be much better off trashing this garbage and starting from scratch,
> because apparently he had no idea what he was doing either. Using
> naming conventions like "IntVar_GUI" instead of "IntVarGui", and
> "Enter_Data_Dialog" instead of "EnterDataDialog" . Not to mention this
> redundant stupidity
> sdict = {}
> sdict[ "ok" ] = False
> sdict[ "anumber" ] = self.anumber
> Only a complete noob would do something like that! Not to mention that
> he created a Focus method that calls one line of code. This is a
> classic case of the blind leading the blind.
> good day pal... and oh yea, good luck!

Pardon me, it was White Fang.

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