[IPython-dev] Re: Question about IPython behaviour

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Jul 27 01:49:23 CDT 2005


Fernando Perez wrote:

> I talked to M. Hudson (pyrepl's author) ages ago about this: pyrepl 
> wasn't suitable for ipython because it's curses-based.  That's how they 
> get multi-line capabilities.  It is certainly a possibility to build a 
> curses-enabled version of ipython which could run on top of pyrepl.

I'm not so interested in that part of pyrepl. I haven't delved through 
the code enough, but it does do multiline editing pretty much as we want 
to do in the GUI. To enable that, the component that executes the inputs 
probably doesn't use the code.InteractiveConsole line-based API. 
*That's* the part we should steal (if indeed, it does exist and I'm not 
just thinking wishfully). The curses bit is fluff that is obviated by 
going GUI.

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Robert Kern
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