[Tutor] threading and gui programming

Ben nebpro at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 17:20:48 CET 2007

Hi Tony,

Thank you very much for your pointer. I think I understand what are you
explaining to me. Do you mind give me some code examples? I am still trying
to grasp the gui programming overall. And it is really over my head. I
really appreciate your help. Thank you


On 3/23/07, Tony Cappellini <cappy2112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> I've just started gui programming in Python, and my first app needed a
> little threading.
> It's over my head, so a friend gave me an example, and I integrated it.
> The reason for threading in my example- is the same as what Kent
> mentioned.
> My app is a gui front end to another python program which processes files.
> The file processor outputs text, and my gui displays it in a text box.
> If it were not for threading, my app would freeze until the app that
> I'm calling finished.
> Another way to think of it- is using yourself for an example/.
> If you were eating dinner, and someone in the room called your name-
> you would probably turn your head or walk over to them while you were
> chewing a mouthfull :-)
> If you didn't respond to them until you were finished eating, they
> could not finish what they were doing either.
> Does that make sense?
> You may not always need threading in a gui app. It just depends on
> what you ar edoing, and how long it takes.
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> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:49:50 -0400
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> Hi all,
> I am curious about one thing. I have been doing research on gui
> programming.
> One thing that I don't understand is why there are some examples uses
> threading in the gui examples. Is there any benefits or advantages for
> using
> the threading in the gui programming? Thanks.
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