[IPython-User] Specifying prompt for qtconsole at command line

MinRK benjaminrk@gmail....
Fri Aug 5 21:15:27 CDT 2011


On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 19:02, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Min RK <benjaminrk@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Not true, it's c.IPythonWidget.in_prompt
>
> Cool, so *some* customization did make it in, that's great.  It's
> worth noting to the OP, however, that the fully prompt specification
> syntax that exists in the terminal is still NOT available in the Qt
> console, and that's what I was thinking about when I replied.  The Qt
> console won't interpet things like \H that we turn into a full
> Hostname, for example...
>
> We had long discussions about the issues that Brian just alluded to,
> and we never quite finished the details of how we wanted the messaging
> to work out in order to accommodate arbitrary prompts that could
> contain computed data from the kernel, like our current syntax allows
> in the terminal.  But I didn't realize that at least the prompt string
> and number could be controlled by the user, which is great.
>
> The more complex system does remain a todo item, but perhaps what's
> available now will be enough for the OP.
>

That's true.  Thomas' work in the PromptManger will bring this closer:
https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/507



>
> Cheers,
>
> f
>
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