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Re: [Gnumed-devel] wxGlade - First Post :-)

From: richard terry
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] wxGlade - First Post :-)
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 00:03:28 +1000
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Good one David, see you can design things in wxPython!

A few comments on code styles. I cut my programming teeth on FORTH, a 
brilliant little language. Like all langages it had the ability to be totally 
ambiguous if you wanted it to be. e.g the forth term for emptying buffers was 
simpy EB. I remember one of the extremely good authors on FORTH programming 
style commenting that one should redefine this, ie:


And that one should be 'proud to type EMPTYBUFFERS. I guess what he was saying 
that  there is sufficient flexibility in these languages to keep your code 

If you check out some (not all) of my modules, I often use quite long names

eg self.interactiontext_subheading insead of lbl1 or statictext1.

That way, when another user is reading your code they at least have some 
chance of understanding it. I note many others don't do this, I'd encourage 
everyone to try and write names for things so that they make sense in 

In your example self.button_S would become self.button_sendbugreport, or 
self.btn_sendbugreport or self.btn_send_bug_report. Amongst programming 
languages there seems to be a similarity in abbreviations eg:

txt insead of text (why would you bother)
btn instead of button
lbl instead of label

If I followed my own advice, which I sometimes don't I wouldn't use these 
abbreviations I guess, but after years of  doing so it's hard to break the 
habit. At least if the overall thing conveys in english what it does you have 
done ok.

Keep up the good work.


On Wednesday 07 August 2002 9:10 pm, you wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-08-04 at 19:38, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > This would be invoked if the user specifies --talkback on the
> > command line.
> >
> > That would be really helpful and maybe a more rewarding
> > learning experience ?
> Yeah, that was fun.
> I am open to comments on style and syntax. I gather I should have been
> more descriptive in my naming of text boxes and controls.
> David

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