[IPython-dev] Extensible pretty-printing

Walter Dörwald walter@livinglogic...
Thu Oct 28 04:45:34 CDT 2010


On 27.10.10 17:37, Robert Kern wrote:

> In the ticket discussion around my patch to restore the result_display hook, 
> Brian suggested that the real issue is what the extensibility API for this 
> functionality should be. I would like to propose the pretty extension as that 
> API. I propose that it should be integrated into the core of IPython as the 
> pretty-printer instead of pprint. pretty allows one to specify pretty-print 
> functions for individual types and have them used in nested contexts.
> 
> Incidentally, this would resolve this issue by allowing the user to specify a 
> pretty-printer for floats:
> 
>    http://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/issue/190

Are there plans to support something like pretty:

   http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pretty

which seems to be well thought out and extensible?

Servus,
   Walter


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