[IPython-user] ipython.el / xemacs / mac os x question

belinda thom bthom at cs.hmc.edu
Tue Nov 21 12:59:53 CST 2006


On Nov 21, 2006, at 10:41 AM, Fernando Perez wrote:

> On 11/21/06, Jouni K Seppanen <jks at iki.fi> wrote:
>
>> This happens to me if I run M-x shell in XEmacs and start up vi  
>> within
>> the shell. Funnily, it first complains about the terminal but then
>> starts up anyway. Somehow you'll have to tell ipython to use the same
>> XEmacs as the editor; hopefully someone on this list is more
>> knowledgeable about ipython.el than I am. (Perhaps just set the  
>> editor
>> to gnuclient?)
>
> Thanks for your help, Jouni.  As for your question above, ipython
> honors the $EDITOR environment variable, and you can also define an

This only works if the EDITOR variable is set. When running from  
carbon xemacs (macport), ipython was starting up in a state that  
didn't include things like:

EDITOR

or

PYTHONDOCS

being visible.

> ipython-specific editor by configuring it in your ~/.ipython/ipythonrc
> file (variable 'editor').
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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