[Tutor] Fwd: Re: call key on_press event multiple times when key is held down
alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 4 07:33:14 EDT 2017
On 04/07/17 12:00, Alan Gauld via Tutor wrote:
>> the library you are using, I normally just use the standard
>> library for such things, or build a simple GUI…
> Standard library being?..
The Python standard library that ships with Python and
is documented on python.org. As in:
>> There are several but it depends on your OS.
>> In the standard library
>> Unix variants can use curses.
>> Windows users have msvcrt.
> Interesting solution, but still find a bit "dirty hackish”
> to involve a timer in this.. I guess it just would be neat if
> it just worked as i thought it to be. But i guess i have to look into curses.
A timer based loop is actually the standard pattern for
implementing a loop in an event driven environment (the
main alternative is to launch a background thread).
It's how most GUIs handle such scenarios.
The problem in a CLI solution is that you have to build your
own timer event system (usually based on time.sleep() or
similar). Hence the suggestion to use a GUI.
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