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Re^2: wxPerl fails with a cryptic message: "variable is not of type Wx::Point"

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 09, 2013 at 12:13 UTC ( #1022561=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread wxPerl fails with a cryptic message: "variable is not of type Wx::Point"

some thoughts I wrote down

but these also have the problem of being C++ documentation which will require interpretation.

But its not a lot of interpretation :) is it?

You know :) I've read a few wxwidgets examples, and I've never needed anything more than the two rules from my wxWidgets / wxPerl / wxGlade tutorial, basically

wxWidget to Wx::Widget , wxWidget( to Wx::Widget->new(  s{wx([A-Z]\w+)(\()?}{"Wx::$1" .($2?"->new(":"")}ge; the constructor is called ->new

 wxWidget foo means a $foo which is a Wx::Widget object

That's it. There is one more that comes up if you view the c++ examples, and its dot to arrow  s{.}{->}g;

Ok, there are two more that everybody knows without trying, its ignore comments // /**/, usually taken care of by viewcvs if you're viewing online, or whatever syntax highlighting editor you're using offline

And ignore stuff in bold :) int *x, const wxPoint& pt

The only real issue I see, is that a lot of classes are stale

OTOH, take for example Wx/XS/Display.xsp its missing

int w() %code%{ RETVAL = THIS->w; %}; int h() %code%{ RETVAL = THIS->h; %}; int bpp() %code%{ RETVAL = THIS->bpp; %}; int refresh() %code%{ RETVAL = THIS->refresh; %};

Not a big deal, but this could be automated, much like the wxwidget docs are automated (now with more automation)

And there could be a wxPerlDocs distribution release, that uses File::ShareDir to package up a perl-ified version of the wxwidgets docs, that comes with a wxperldocs command that launches the docs in your favorite browser (mimeopen, openit )

update: http://svn.wxwidgets.org/svn/wx/wxWidgets/trunk/docs/doxygen/scripts/swig_tools.py
http://svn.wxwidgets.org/svn/wx/wxWidgets/trunk/docs/doxygen/

swigtools uses xml generated by doxygen to generate swig, swig can be used to generate perl bindings

without much work, perl-specific docs could be generated, missing member accessors could be exposed, missing methods could be exposed, missing classes could be exposed ...

http://sourceforge.net/p/wxperl/code/3445/tree/dist-tools/trunk/?? Its unclear how often these beginWxPerlOnly amendments are updated in wxWidgets docs

there is module_info but it doesn't work too well with Wx but these oneliners do :)


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Re^3: wxPerl fails with a cryptic message: "variable is not of type Wx::Point"
by jmlynesjr (Pilgrim) on Mar 10, 2013 at 02:32 UTC

    AM:

    Not coming from a C++ background, it took a few light-bulb moments and much reading and rereading before the C++ documentation started making sense. It gets easier to use with experience.

    James

    There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...

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