[IPython-User] custom tooltips (docstring) for cell magics in notebook
Thu Jan 24 22:40:37 CST 2013
Based on the current behavior of the R cell magic it looks like the
docstring tooltips in the notebook always return docstrings for python
functions. Being able to customize the tooltips for various magics
would be a useful feature IMO.
A cursory browsing of tooltip.js seems to indicate that docstrings are
fetched from the kernel via the 'object_info_request' message/command.
The only thing being passed to this handler is the name of the function
you want the docstring for and not any context of the cell it is being
ran in. Ideally a cell magic could provide a custom `object_inspect`
that would be used instead of the default one in the shell object (i.e.
python's). The tooltip js code would then need to also pass info to the
kernel about the cell magic of the current cell so the kernel can
attempt to delegate `object_inspect` appropriately.
Has any thought or effort already been put into allowing for cell magic
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