[IPython-user] two feature ideas

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Fri Feb 11 09:31:09 CST 2005

>>>>> "Fernando" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:

    Fernando> Quoting John Hunter <jdhunter at nitace.bsd.uchicago.edu>:
    >> I'm giving a talk tonight on mpl to the chicago python group,
    >> so am pretty tied up in getting the talk ready, so I can't test
    >> this or the installer until tomorrow ....  I'll let you know..

    Fernando> No need to bother with the install.  I got the win32
    Fernando> laptop back from the shop (new screen), and I just
    Fernando> tested.  It works!  This means the bug was in the way
    Fernando> python 2.3.4 was making the post-install script, which
    Fernando> somehow was clashing with py2.4.  Anyway, we're good.

    Fernando> I am really quite hesitant to make %edit more
    Fernando> complicated than it already is, given that Alex's
    Fernando> 3-liner (or a simple !emacs foo &) seems to do just
    Fernando> fine.  The whole point of %edit is to link code editing
    Fernando> tightly to ipython's input/eval loop, compensating for
    Fernando> the lack of true multi-line editing in a reasonably
    Fernando> convenient way.  But I'm afraid that messing with that
    Fernando> function I'll just add in a subtle bug, for no real
    Fernando> benefit.

Yep, all I needed to do was add this to my ipythonrc

alias emacs emacsclient %s&


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