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Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?
On 29 May 2007 19:14:33 -0700, Mike <wockeh@gmail.com> wrote:

> Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?

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I'm pretty sure pygame's got some, don't know about built-ins.
Mike wrote:
> Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?

(As always on forums like this, you're most likely to get answers if you
define your terms.  A little Goggling informs me that in Java a key
listener is a Java term for a component that generates an event when the
keyboard is used. )

Yes, every GUI I've ever used from Python (Tk/Tcl, wxPython, Gtk++,
Win32 API, ...) has a way to catch keyboard events.  But you're going to
have to tell us which OS and which GUI you're interested in before you
get a more detailed answer.

Gary Herron

On 30 mai, 04:14, Mike <wockeh@gmail.com> wrote:

> Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?

What is a "key listener" ?
bruno.desthuilli@gmail.com schreef:

> On 30 mai, 04:14, Mike <wockeh@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?

> What is a "key listener" ?

I thought it was a rather straightforward name.
Something that listens for a key. In other words, a piece of software
that detects what keys are being tapped.
In google, the first link is a link to the java sun home page.
The first sentence on that page: "Key events indicate when the user is
typing at the keyboard."

Regards,
Benedict

Benedict Verheyen a crit :

> bruno.desthuilli@gmail.com schreef:
>> On 30 mai, 04:14, Mike <wockeh@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?

>> What is a "key listener" ?

(snip)
> In google, the first link is a link to the java sun home page.
> The first sentence on that page: "Key events indicate when the user is
> typing at the keyboard."

I do know what's a "key listener" in Java, thanks !-)

My question was supposed to have side effects - like the OP asking
himself if he was really asking the right question.

Regards too.

On 5/30/07, Bruno Desthuilliers

What, he wants to know if there's a way in python to capture
keystrokes, and do something with them depending on what they are.

I mean, it's very unlikely that you would ask for something called a
"key listener" if you didn't want to do something like:

if keypress == 'a':
   do somem

right? Even if you're looking to do it the java way, all of the
listener functionality more or less boils down to "wait for and report
keys being pressed".

He could have been less ambiguous, but I don't think that he was
asking the wrong question per se.

Not to mention asking the OP "what's a key listener" isn't going to
make them think about the question they asked - it makes it seem like
you don't know what a key listener is (and frankly, I think that if
you have done any work with doing stuff on different keystrokes,
you'll figure out what is meant by key listener pretty quickly, even
if you haven't heard the term before)

On May 30, 10:14 am, Mike <wockeh@gmail.com> wrote:

> Are there key listeners for Python? Either built in or third party?

try "pykeylogger", that's maybe u want.
kaens a crit :

Which would have been a much better way to express the question.

> I mean, it's very unlikely that you would ask for something called a
> "key listener" if you didn't want to do something like:

> if keypress == 'a':
>   do somem

> right?

Wrong. *You* can deduce this from the OP question because you know Java
(and more exactly : GUI programming in Java).

As far as I'm concerned, a 'key listener' could be something observing
adding/deletion of key/value couples in a dict !-)

> Not to mention asking the OP "what's a key listener" isn't going to
> make them think about the question they asked - it makes it seem like
> you don't know what a key listener is

Exactly. Which may lead the OP to the conclusion that not everybody
knows Java GUI programming, and that it may be better to ask in more
general terms...

Also, and FWIW, there are words that name very different concepts in
different languages. And I don't know each and every concept of each and
every language in the world (perhaps you do ?). So, just because I know
what name X means in langage Y doesn't necessarily imply the OP isn't
thinking of what it means in langage ZZ...

kaens schreef:
<snip>

That's how it came across for me too. Couldn't have said it better kaens.

Benedict

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