[IPython-dev] An idea: unique synthetic filenames

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Tue Sep 23 13:57:16 CDT 2008


On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 04:23:35PM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
> Currently, for each In[], we compile the input to a code object with a fake 
> filename like "<string>" or "<ipython console>". If we were to generate a unique 
> fake filename for each input, say "<ipython console 10>" to correspond with 
> In[10], we could then stuff the text into linecache. This will be used in 
> tracebacks and other similar tools (like my line_profiler).

> Worth a shot?

Seems like a good idea to me.

Gaël


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