DreamPie - The Python shell you've always dreamed about!
noamraph at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 13:11:07 CET 2010
Thanks! I'm happy you like it!
Thanks for the feedback too. Here are my replies.
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Chris Colbert <sccolbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is bloody fantastic! I must say, this fixes everything I hate about
> Ipython and gives me the feature I wished it had (with a few minor
> I confirm this working on Kubuntu 9.10 using the ppa listed on the sites
> download page.
Great. It's important to know.
> I also confirm that it works interactively with PyQt4 and PyGtk (as to be
> expected since these toolkits use the PyOS_inputhook for the mainloop).
> However, it does not work interactively with wx (again, this is as expected
> since wx doesn't use the PyOS_inputhook). In short, the gui toolkit support
> is the same as in Ipython if you dont use any of the magic threading
> switches, which are now deprecated anyway.
Actually, currently DreamPie doesn't use PyOS_inputhook, but
implements the GUI hooks by itself. So it should be possible to
implement wx support if there's a way to handle events for a few
milliseconds. I tried it a bit and didn't find how to do it - if you
are interested in wx support and think you can help, please do.
> Matplotlib does not work interactively for me. Is there a special switch
> that needs to be used? or should a pick a non-wx backend? (i'm thinking the
> latter is more likely)
You should set "interactive:True" in your matplotlibrc file. The next
DreamPie version will warn about this.
> A couple of things I would like to see (and will help implement if I can
> find the time):
> 1) A shortcut to show the docstring of an object. Something like Ipython's
> `?`. i.e. `object.foo?` translates to `help(object.foo)`
I wrote this at http://wiki.python.org/moin/DreamPieFeatureRequests .
I hope I will manage to implement this soon.
> 2) How do I change the color of the blinking cursor at the bottom? I can't
> see the damn thing!
It should be in the color of the default text. If this is not the
case, please file a bug!
> 3) line numbers instead of the `>>>` prompt
I know IPython does this, but I thought you needed it only if placing
the cursor on top of the command doesn't do anything. Can you tell me
why do you need this in the context of a graphical user interface?
> 4) a plugin facility where we can define our own `magic` commands. I use
> Ipython's %timeit ALL the time.
Added it to the feature request page.
> 5) Double-click to re-fold the output section as well.
I don't think that's a good idea, because usually double-click selects
the word, and I don't want to change that behavior for regular text.
You can use ctrl-minus to fold the last output section!
> Thanks for making this!!!!
Thanks for the feedback!
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