[IPython-dev] %r vs %rep

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 14:51:40 EDT 2007


On 9/7/07, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/7/07, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I'd still like to know what's going on with the above, since the docstring says
> >
> >     Place a string version of last input to the next input prompt. Allows you
> >     to create elaborate command lines without using copy-paste::
> >
> > but it seems to put the output instead.  Am I confused?
>
> No, the documentation is buggy. It places the string version of _,
> i.e. last *result* on the line. I'll fix the doc.

OK.  All the more reason to keep %r, since it is 'optimal' for certain
uses for which %rep is 'wrong' :)

Cheers,

f



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