[IPython-dev] pydb 1.19 released, thoughts about integration

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 16:53:22 EDT 2006

On 10/27/06, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:

> shlex.split helps here:
> [ipython]|4> shlex.split('hello world "and good luck"')
>          <4> ['hello', 'world', 'and good luck']

You can use genutils.arg_split() from SVN r.1845 (I just committed
it).  It's a thin shlex.split wrapper, but it lets you keep your
quotes nicely in case you need them:

In [3]: genutils.arg_split('hello world "and good luck"')
Out[3]: ['hello', 'world', '"and good luck"']

In [4]: genutils.arg_split('hello world "and good luck"',posix=True)
Out[4]: ['hello', 'world', 'and good luck']

The first case is needed if you want a magic that sees the original
strings as single units (which we need in magics to extract the
magic's command line flags while preserving the original strings for
the downstream program).



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