Pyto, Sphinx, and my iPad

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Phil Carter

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May 16, 2022, 12:58:53 PMMay 16
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     I am very much a Python newbie, but am having reasonable success learning the basic rudiments of Python using Pyto on my iPad. But I am having a problem with one aspect of creating/editing my code via my iPad touchscreen.
     Almost every time I use the iPad touchscreen to edit my code, a small message window superimposes itself on the screen, blocking my view of the part of the code I’m trying to edit. See attached screenshot with an example of what I’m dealing with (i.e., P end=, P file=, end=, no doc string.) I can’t seem to find out what these messages mean, what I’m suppose to do about them, and how I can swipe them out of the way so I can carry on with my editing. Or, ultimately, set an option that stops them from appearing at all.
     One additional problem is that Pyto supposedly auto-closes or freezes while I try various things to edit while my view is blocked by the message window. My only work around with this is to close Pyto and re-open the file I’m still trying to edit and run.
     I understand that Sphinx is the default text editor built into the version of Pyto on my iPad. I hope to find out, through this user forum, if my problem is due to my iPad’s keyboard and/or GUI in association with Sphinx.Or if there’s something else going on with my setup that I need to know about (such as, should I use my Apple Pencil, instead of finger touch, for editing code?!)  Any advice is much appreciated? In the meantime, are there any user-friendly bulletins, or user guides,  or user manuals that could clarify what I’m seeing, and how to deal with it?
     Thank you … Phil Carter
   







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Jean Abou Samra

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May 16, 2022, 7:07:06 PMMay 16
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Le 16/05/2022 à 18:58, Phil Carter a écrit :
>      I am very much a Python newbie, but am having reasonable success
> learning the basic rudiments of Python using Pyto on my iPad. But I am
> having a problem with one aspect of creating/editing my code via my
> iPad touchscreen.
>      Almost every time I use the iPad touchscreen to edit my code, a
> small message window superimposes itself on the screen, blocking my
> view of the part of the code I’m trying to edit. See attached
> screenshot with an example of what I’m dealing with (i.e., P end=, P
> file=, end=, *no doc string*.) I can’t seem to find out what these
> messages mean, what I’m suppose to do about them, and how I can swipe
> them out of the way so I can carry on with my editing. Or, ultimately,
> set an option that stops them from appearing at all.
>      One additional problem is that Pyto supposedly auto-closes or
> freezes while I try various things to edit while my view is blocked by
> the message window. My only work around with this is to close Pyto and
> re-open the file I’m still trying to edit and run.
>      I understand that Sphinx is the default text editor built into
> the version of Pyto on my iPad. I hope to find out, through this user
> forum, if my problem is due to my iPad’s keyboard and/or GUI in
> association with Sphinx.Or if there’s something else going on with my
> setup that I need to know about (such as, should I use my Apple
> Pencil, instead of finger touch, for editing code?!)  Any advice is
> much appreciated? In the meantime, are there any user-friendly
> bulletins, or user guides,  or user manuals that could clarify what
> I’m seeing, and how to deal with it?
> *Thank you … Phil Carter*


Sphinx is not a text editor ... At least not the Sphinx
we're talking about here. This Sphinx is a documentation
writing tool (https://www.sphinx-doc.org/). Try asking
at Pyto?

Best,
Jean

Phil Carter

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May 18, 2022, 11:50:07 PMMay 18
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Hello Jean … Thank you for your response.

OK. But first, are you implying that the Sphinx that is integrated into Pyto might be a totally different app from your Sphinx tool? And purely coincidental that they both could carry the same name? Interesting thought. I’ll take your advice and try asking Pyto.

Regards … Phil Carter

Steevie

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May 19, 2022, 5:29:35 AMMay 19
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On Wed, 18 May 2022 20:50:07 -0700 (PDT), Phil Carter wrote:

Hi Phil,

> *Hello Jean … Thank you for your response.*
>
> OK. But first, are you implying that the Sphinx that is integrated into
> Pyto might be a totally different app from your Sphinx tool? And purely
> coincidental that they both could carry the same name? Interesting
> thought.
> I’ll take your advice and try asking Pyto.
I agree with Jean and I think that the problems you are mentioning are not
related to python Sphinx (the language/framework) but to the IDE (Pyto),
which probably (but I'm shooting in the dark here, being no Apple/Pyto
expert) ask for a documentation docstring to be pulled later by Sphinx
for the generation of the code's documentation.

Cheers,
Stefano

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