[IPython-dev] looking for advice on a custom dict-like completer

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Tue Feb 3 17:25:43 CST 2009


I found and corrected a few glitches, here are some improved completers.

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:

> And here is the h5py completer.
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I forgot the most important part. Thank you Ville and Fernando for your
>> help.
>>
>> Darren
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 9:25 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > I put this at the end of my activate():
>>>> >
>>>> >     import readline
>>>> >     readline.set_completer_delims(" ")
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > but it looks like that is not the right place to put it. It makes
>>>> attribute
>>>> > completion work, but it breaks item completion. Where should it go?
>>>>
>>>> Actually, it was the right place to put it. I tried the same and it
>>>> broke item completion for me as well. Apparently, you need ' in your
>>>> completer_delims for item completion, and it breaks attribute
>>>> completion. Oh joy.
>>>>
>>>> You might want to try finding some kind of compromise from:
>>>>
>>>> - magic completer_delims that will work
>>>
>>>
>>> completer delims are perfectly mystical to me, I might as will be
>>> readiing linear A.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> - returning something apart from the whole strings. E.g. the string
>>>> after the ' character. This kind of hackery was necessary for
>>>> completion of file names with spaces in them.
>>>
>>>
>>> I think I am only returning the string after the ' character.
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> - Setting completer delims in your completer (!?)
>>>>
>>>
>>> I didn't think this could work, since there is no opportunity to reset
>>> the delims back to the ipython defaults. But I tried it, and it works ok,
>>> sometimes you need to hit tab twice to get a list of possible completions.
>>> Not bad. It would be nice to find a better solution to the delims issue but
>>> I think I'm out of my depth.
>>>
>>> I'm attaching what seems to be a working copy. It only works for string
>>> keys, thats all h5py expects and I didnt have time to try to make it more
>>> general.
>>>
>>> Darren
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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