[IPython-user] iPython-ish editor

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 09:53:12 CST 2006

Ryan Krauss wrote:
> It seems to me that iPython's tab completion works better than any I
> have seen in any text editor that tries to support it - to the point
> where I just go back and forth between iPython and vim, using iPython
> to check that an object really has the methods I think it does and
> pasting the iPython verified code back into my script.  How hard would
> it be to borrow iPython's tab completion stuff and embedded it in a
> Python based editor?  (Or is anyone aware of an editor whose tab
> completion works correctly, recognizing that a certain object is of a
> certain type and correctly determining its methods and properties?)

That only works in a more static language (like Java) or when the objects are
live and can be introspected (like in ipython). It doesn't work with Python code
that *isn't* being executed.

Robert Kern
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