[IPython-dev] [Bug 215994] Re: We need to add the "complete" method to the Interpreter/Engine/Controller in IPython1

Barry Wark barrywark@gmail....
Fri Nov 14 11:31:51 CST 2008

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 8:44 AM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 7:28 AM, Barry Wark <barrywark@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree with the decision to push completion into the frontends.
>> However, now we need to think about how the frontend is to gain
>> knowlege of the relevant namespace (presumably the user wants the
>> completion to be relevant for the namespace where the command will
>> eventually be executed, not for the frontend). Observing namespace
> I don't really see the point of doing it in the frontend, since it's
> clearly a "model" level feature, and can't be reliably done in
> frontend. What about custom completers etc.?

Because the engine may be remote, I believe the consensus was that no
one wanted to take the chance that there would be no completions
available due to network lag or outage.

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> Ville M. Vainio
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