[IPython-user] Closing an embedded IPython Shell.

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net@gmail....
Wed Jul 29 12:23:35 CDT 2009

Whew, this is much more complicated then.  A few comments:

* Is your GUI running in the main thread?  Most GUI toolkits I know of get
very grumpy if they are not run in the main thread.  This alone could cause

* Are you uses IPython's threaded shells to integrate ipython with the GUI?
If not, can you better describe how the two are integrated.

* Sometime very soon (like next week) we will be merging some new code into
the ipython trunk that will have a much better way of doing GUI integration
(it doesn't require threads).  While I haven't tested it with embedding, it
should make these things much simpler.  Note:  this new stuff won't be in
the upcoming 0.10 release.



On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Dennis Muhlestein

> I have a GUI open in  a dedicated thread.  IPython is running in the shell.
>  When I close the GUI, I want IPython to close.  I call ipshell.magic_Exit()
> from the GUI thread when the GUI thread exits.  This terminates the shell
> but the shell doesn't go back to the terminal prompt until I hit Enter.
>  (It's not waiting for the confirm exit, it's stuck on waiting for stdin.)
> -Dennis
> On Jul 29, 2009, at 11:01 AM, Brian Granger wrote:
>  Dennis,
>> Hmm, I am puzzled.  If I save the code below to a file (embedexit.py) and
>> then do:
>> python embedexit.py
>> I get an IPython prompt and can use it interactively.  I can then close it
>> by doing:
>> In [3]: Exit
>> or
>> In [3]: exit()
>> And the shell closes immediately.  I want to understand what you are doing
>> different.  Could you clarify?
>> Cheers,
>> Brian
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Dennis Muhlestein <
>> djmuhlestein@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 27, 2009, at 10:42 AM, Brian Granger wrote:
>> I think you have 2 options:
>> 1.  Modify confirm_exit in ipythonrc to be 0 (default is 1).
>> 2.  Create your embedded ipython like this to override the setting without
>> changing your config file
>> from IPython.Shell import IPShellEmbed
>> from IPython.ipstruct import Struct
>> myconfig = Struct()
>> myconfig.confirm_exit=0
>> ipshell=IPShellEmbed(rc_override=myconfig)
>> ipshell()
>> Its a no-go.  The shell doesn't pop up the confirm exit anyway because the
>> magic_Exit() function I'm using doesn't call that.  The issue is that the
>> shell is hung waiting for some input from stdin.  It doesn't drop back to a
>> terminal unless I hit enter.
>> -Dennis
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