- A gentle introduction
- pythondialog-specific exceptions
This manual documents pythondialog, a Python wrapper for the dialog utility originally written by Savio Lam, and later rewritten by Thomas E. Dickey. Its purpose is to provide an easy to use, pythonic and comprehensive Python interface to dialog. This allows one to make simple text-mode user interfaces on Unix-like systems.
pythondialog’s functionality is contained within the
module. This module doesn’t contain much Unix-specific code, if
any; however, its backend of reference, which is the dialog
program, only works on Unix-like platforms so far as I can tell. Given a
suitable backend, the
dialog module could work on other platforms.