10 sec poll - please reply!

Michael Herrmann michael.herrmann at getautoma.com
Fri Nov 23 18:29:30 CET 2012


Hi,

I see your concern with having two functions that have to be separately remembered... I personally would also be fine with type(), however some people are violently against it. I opened a new thread (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/comp.lang.python/GjZ2hAS1Wyk) to ask just how many people would have a problem with this. I know I'm really spamming this list and apologize. I promise it'll be over soon.

Michael

On Friday, November 23, 2012 5:43:08 PM UTC+1, Kwpolska wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Michael Herrmann
> 
> <...> wrote:
> 
> > Dear all,
> 
> >
> 
> > the emails are getting kind of long so to ask you briefly: What do you think of splitting `type` into two functions `press` and `enter`? Their use cases are:
> 
> >         press(CTRL + 'a')
> 
> >         press(ENTER)
> 
> >         press(ALT + 'f', 's')
> 
> >         enter("Hello World!")
> 
> >         enter("test.txt", into="File name")
> 
> >
> 
> > Thanks,
> 
> > Michael
> 
> 
> 
> First of, please don’t top-post.  Second of, the type—enter split a
> 
> bad idea.  It would require me to think whether I should use one or
> 
> the other.  type() is perfectly fine, because Automa is never going to
> 
> be used as from automa import *.  And if it is, it’s in your shell for
> 
> non-Pythonistas.
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> 
> 
> And also, my general thoughts: type() is just fine.  Unless you want
> 
> to call it simulate_pressing_keys_on_the_keyboard_without_getting_a_mechanical_arm_out_of_the_screen_and_pressing_the_keys_with_it(),
> 
> but then you will need to create
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> simulate_using_the_mouse_without_getting_a_mechanical_arm_out_of_the_screen_and_moving_the_mouse_or_pressing_its_buttons_with_it(),
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> too.
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> 
> 
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