[IPython-user] Parsing issue (maybe).

Andrea Riciputi ariciputi at pito.com
Thu Jan 12 15:37:37 CST 2006

Yes the objects are callable and yes %autocall is on. So it seems I  
have to renounce the %autocall magic functions. It's a pity since I'm  
so lazy! ;)

Is there any chance to modify the %autocall in order to cope with a  
case like this? I mean, it should be very usefull to keep %autocall  
still active for case like objects' methods or functions that don't  
need any arguments, such as:

In [1]: my_object.its_method
------> my_object.a_method()

while parentheses should be required to call methods and functions  
that require any argument, such as:

In [2]: myfunc(an_arg)


In [3]: my_func an_arg

returns an error. Any comment?


On Jan 12, 2006, at 21:38 , Robert Kern wrote:

> Turn off %autocall. With %autocall on, ipython recognizes the first  
> token as
> referring to a callable (I presume Function's are callable), and so  
> it tries to
> transform the command into a function call. Of course, this doesn't  
> work in this
> case.
> I usually have %autocall off for this reason.

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