[Tutor] Dynamic-ish naming of variables?

Liam Clarke cyresse at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 10:59:11 CET 2004

Hi Danny,

It has been said that Kiwis (the people, not bird or Americanised name
of a fruit) are a fairly unemotional & laidback bunch of people. Well,
not this misnamed fruit (which was originally called a chinese

I just did an impression of an overexcitable Mediterranean soccer fan
watching his 99th ranked in the world team come back to win in the
penalty shoot out against Brazil.

I tried the code as follows - 

def on_PastReportButton_mouseClick(self, event):
        print "This won't be doing jack until you've run the first option."
        self.testWindow=model.childWindow(self, test.testDict)

        for name in nameList:
            if self.testWindow.components[name].checked: print "It vorked"

and I got - 

This won't be doing jack until you've run the first option.
It vorked

So a thousand thanks Danny, my brain was going seriously curly trying
to figure that one out.


Liam Clarke

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 00:35:15 -0800 (PST), Danny Yoo
<dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Liam Clarke wrote:
> > Python checks values assigned by the following -
> >
> > if self.components.LiamClarkeCheck.checked=True ....
> Hi Liam,
> Hmmm!  I haven't played with PythonCard that much yet.  According to the
> documentation on:
>  http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/framework/general_concepts_and_limitations.html
> "components" is a dictionary-like object, with extra syntactic sugar so
> that we can use dot notation.  That means that, hopefully, we're pretty
> much home free, because it's fairly easy to do dynamic inserts into a
> dictionary without much magic.
> I believe the 'components' attribute is an instance of the 'WidgetDict'
> class, from looking at the code of PythonCard's data model:
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/pythoncard/PythonCard/model.py?rev=1.190&view=auto
> > Ideally it would iterate over a list, something along these pseudo-lines
> > for name in nameList:
> >     if self.components.%sCheck.checked=True % name
> >     teamDict[name]=self.components.%sChoice.field % name
> You should actually be able to say something like:
> ###
> for name in nameList:
>     if self.components[name].checked = True:
>         teamDict[name] = self.components[name].checked
> ###
> I have not tested this yet though.  I'm going to regret saying that,
> aren't I?  *grin* I just don't have access to wxPython at the moment.
> If you have more questions, please feel free to ask!

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