[IPython-dev] Dynamically changing the prompt from within a magic
Fri Aug 3 11:44:33 CDT 2012
I have been reading the dynamic prompt cookbook entry found at
http://wiki.ipython.org/Cookbook/Dynamic_Prompt and it seems from the
description that all of that work is done in the profile. I'm trying to
figure out if there is a way to do this in a magic. I have a magic
called prompt where if nothing is passed in it will print the format
string for the prompt otherwise it will take the string save it off and
apply it to the config structure passed into the class.
I get the config entry during the __init__ call for my plugin class and
pass it into the class I'm implementing the magic in. Once there I save
it off and then use it later in the magic. The problem I'm having is
that 1) unless I set the config.PromptManager.in_template field first it
doesn't exist (no default?) and 2) when I do set that value it doesn't
actually change the prompt.
Is there something that I'm missing here?
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