10 sec poll - please reply!

markus.moldaschl at gmail.com markus.moldaschl at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 10:29:39 CET 2012


Am Dienstag, 20. November 2012 13:18:38 UTC+1 schrieb Michael Herrmann:
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> I'm developing a GUI Automation library (http://www.getautoma.com) and am having difficulty picking a name for the function that simulates key strokes. I currently have it as 'type' but that clashes with the built-in function. Example uses of 'type': 
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> type(ENTER)
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> type("Hello World!")
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> type(CTRL + 'a')
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> What, in your view, would be the most intuitive alternative name?
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> Here are my thoughts so far: I could call it 'press' but then our GUI automation tool also allows you to click things and then "press" might be mistaken for "pressing a button". A less ambiguous alternative is "type_keys" but that is rather long and doesn't read as well, for instance in type_keys(ENTER).
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> Thank you very much!

I would expect 'type' or 'press'. 'type' is maybe not the best solution because of overloading. I like 'press'.

Good luck, Mr. Michael ;-)


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