ANN: Python training "text movies"

Franck Ditter nobody at nowhere.org
Sun Jan 20 18:37:38 CET 2013


In article <mailman.696.1358622153.2939.python-list at python.org>,
 Mitya Sirenef <msirenef at lightbird.net> wrote:

> On 01/19/2013 04:32 AM, Franck Ditter wrote:
> > In article <mailman.488.1358146579.2939.python-list at python.org>,
> >   Mitya Sirenef <msirenef at lightbird.net> wrote:
> >
> >> On 01/14/2013 01:34 AM, Franck Ditter wrote:
> >>> In article <mailman.469.1358088303.2939.python-list at python.org>,
> >>>    Jason Friedman <jason at powerpull.net> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>> That is right; I would also add that it may be overwhelming for a newbie
> >>>>> to be reading through a large "wall of text" -- here you have blank
> >>>>> space after the current paragraph so the attention is focused even more
> >>>>> on the last few lines.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Additionally, since instructions scroll automatically, I can space them
> >>>>> out more than you would conventionally do in a manual.
> >>>>>
> >>>> Pretty cool.
> >>> When reading the source of the Web page which shows the scroll,
> >>> I can't find the reference to the text displayed. Only "text"...
> >>> How may we use the software which generates the Javascript ?
> >>> Thanks, it's cool.
> >>>
> >>>       franck
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >>    the text is in var commands = ...
> >>
> >> You can download the generator script here:
> >>
> >> https://github.com/pythonbyexample/PBE/blob/master/code/jstmovie.py
> >>
> >> (you also need to grab  tmovies dir)
> > When looking at the source of the page :
> > http://lightbird.net/larks/tmovies/strings.html
> > I find commands = []
> > I can't guess where the strings displayed come from...
> >
> >      franck
> 
> Look 10 lines below that line.
> 
> 
> I have also added a related page that allows you to paste your own
> text to make a movie; it's linked from the same page with the
> list of generated t-movies.
> 
> (that page does not let you use typewriter effect or custom pauses
> though).
> 
>   - mitya

I'm probably blind but 10 line after the line "commands = []", I find :

var commands = [
    [
        "text",
        " "
    ],
    [
        "text",
        " "
    ],
    ....]

but nothing concrete ! How come ?

    franck



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