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helper.py

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# Author: David C. Morrill
# Date: 10/25/2004
#  Symbols defined: user_name_for
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""" Defines various helper functions that are useful for creating Traits-based
user interfaces.
"""
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  Imports:
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

from string \
    import uppercase, lowercase
    
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  Return a 'user-friendly' name for a specified trait:
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------

def user_name_for ( name ):
    """ Returns a "user-friendly" name for a specified trait.
    """
    name       = name.replace( '_', ' ' )
    name       = name[:1].upper() + name[1:]
    result     = ''
    last_lower = 0
    for c in name:
        if (c in uppercase) and last_lower:
           result += ' '
        last_lower = (c in lowercase)
        result    += c
    return result


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