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Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt: The Definitive Guide to PyQt Programming by Mark Summerfield

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Introduction

* There are also Python bindings for the older Qt 3 library, but there is no reason to use that library for new projects, especially since Qt 4 offers far more functionality and is easier to use.

Chapter 1

* The programs in this book are written using ASCII characters, with escape sequences where Unicode is required. It is possible to use Latin-1, UTF-8, or other encodings for strings and comments in Python programs, as explained in the documentation under “Encoding declarations”.

* Mac OS X users note that whenever we refer to a console, this is the same as a Mac Terminal.

* This is similar to the Java assignment, Integer x = new Integer(71); for C++ a near-equivalent would be int xd = 71; int &x = xd;.

* The line of the traceback, ...

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