[IPython-user] feature request
Mon Jan 18 09:29:38 CST 2010
On 2010-01-18 04:14 AM, Flavio Coelho wrote:
> a little aesthetic request:
> I wonder how hard would it be to have on the fly syntax highlighting as
> we can find in the bpython <http://bpython-interpreter.org/home/>
> interpreter. Bpython uses pygments.
The difficulty isn't the syntax highlighting but the cross-platform terminal
support. bpython uses curses and thus is not portable to Windows. curses cannot
be used for the main frontend to IPython. Implementing the cross-platform
terminal support for such things yourself would also be tricky to accomplish.
However, if you are willing to put in the effort, a UN*X-specific, bpython-like
frontend to IPython could be made along the same lines as the wx and Qt frontends.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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