[IPython-user] e-mail pasting with cpaste
Stefan van der Walt
stefan at sun.ac.za
Thu Jul 6 03:56:24 CDT 2006
I find %cpaste very useful. However, I often want to paste pieces of
code received in an email, which are prepended with '>' characters.
The attached patch strips all '>' characters from the beginning of
cpaste lines, allowing you to paste code like
On 6 July 2006, Stefan wrote:
> print "123"
I couldn't think of any situations where this would cause problems
with other python code -- are there any?
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--- IPython/Magic.py (revision 1385)
+++ IPython/Magic.py (working copy)
@@ -2915,8 +2915,10 @@
is the new sentinel for this operation)
The block is dedented prior to execution to enable execution of
- method definitions. The executed block is also assigned to variable
- named 'pasted_block' for later editing with '%edit pasted_block'.
+ method definitions. '>' characters at the beginning of a line is
+ ignored, to allow pasting directly from e-mails. The executed block
+ is also assigned to variable named 'pasted_block' for later editing
+ with '%edit pasted_block'.
You can also pass a variable name as an argument, e.g. '%cpaste foo'.
This assigns the pasted block to variable 'foo' as string, without
@@ -2939,7 +2941,7 @@
l = iplib.raw_input_original(':')
if l ==sentinel:
block = "\n".join(lines) + '\n'
if not par:
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