[IPython-user] Emacs support: three problems

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Mon Dec 13 13:08:01 CST 2004

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Justin Walker wrote:

> On Dec 13, 2004, at 9:33, John J Lee wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> [snip]
> > Anybody have a fairly minimal .emacs that has been verified to work?
> I don't know that this will help, but if my .emacs contains only
> (require 'ipython)
> I can open a .py file, and then get an ipython shell with 'c-c!'.
> Depending on what system you are using, you can verify that the
> appropriate ".el" files are being accessed during startup by looking at
> the "last access" date (e.g., "ls -lu" on a Unix system).

OK, good tip.  I wiped all my site-lisp .elc files, made a .emacs that
contains just (require 'ipython), restarted emacs, and opened a Python
source file.  It opened in fundamental mode, and the 'python-mode'
command wasn't loaded. ipython-complete and ipython-to-doctest were the
only completions I got when I typed M-x ipy <TAB>.

C:\Program Files\emacs-21.1\site-lisp>ls -lu
total 660
-rw-rw-rw-   1 user     group       35848 Dec 12 19:40 doctest-mode.el
-rw-rw-rw-   1 user     group       13329 Dec 13 18:59 ipython.el
-rw-rw-rw-   1 user     group        1011 Dec 12 19:40 pycomplete.el
-rw-rw-rw-   1 user     group        2824 Dec 12 19:40 pycomplete.py
-rw-rw-rw-   1 user     group      153780 Dec 12 19:40 python-mode.el

As you can see, ipython.el was accessed, but that's all.

Do these clues enlighten anybody?


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