ANN: Python training "text movies"

Franck Ditter nobody at nowhere.org
Sun Jan 20 18:54:03 CET 2013


In article <nobody-A71B2D.18413120012013 at news.free.fr>,
 Franck Ditter <nobody at nowhere.org> wrote:

> In article <nobody-B6CD7F.18373820012013 at news.free.fr>,
>  Franck Ditter <nobody at nowhere.org> wrote:
> 
> > 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
> 
> OK OK found ! Thanks.
> 
>    franck

When executing jstmovie.py, it complains :
'template.html' not found in tmovies...

    franck

tmovies/template.html



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