[IPython-user] bug in edit magic: content of edited file is not accessible

Alexander Belchenko bialix at ukr.net
Thu Jan 12 18:09:18 CST 2006

Fernando Perez пишет:
> Alexander Belchenko wrote:
>>In 0.6.15 when I edit file with edit magic command I've got content of 
>>edited file in last Out variable. In 0.7.0 this is broken: after editing 
>>code was executed but text is not accessible as _X variable. Is this 
>>intended behaviour? I think it's a bug.
> Well, I deliberately removed that return statement, because I was finding it 
> annoying to get all that output, just after I'd been editing the file anyways. 
>   If you could clarify your usage case for needing that info back as a 
> variable, I can come up with a decent solution for the various cases.

Well, I'm found that I misunderstood sense of -p option when I run edit 
magic. I think that this option invoke editor with last edited code but 
instead it invoke editor with last used condition. So, if I do:

In[1]: edit
In[2]: edit -p

In the second edit call I also get editor with empty file not with last 
edited (if it was temporary). So I beg you to return old behaviour when 
temporary file edited.


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