[IPython-dev] Editor Syncrhronization
Vivian De Smedt
vds at aisystems.be
Tue Jun 3 09:40:00 EDT 2008
Few month ago I wrote a small patch for IPython that synchronize IPython
and an external text editor or your choice.
When this patch is active IPython call a hook whenever it put highlight
on a line of code.
- Some script throw an uncatched exception
- We go up and down in the stack in debug mode
I find this useful because it let me
- Use my editor of choice to view and edit large chunk of code and
- Use IPython to debug and analyze the variables.
With the new 0.8.3 release I just patch reapply my patch to 0.8.3 to
have the functionality and it works well for me.
If someone is interested by this functionality I'll be glad to submit a
The modifications are:
- the definition of a new hook (in hook.py)
- some call to these hook in Debugger.py and in ultraTB.py
- and two exemple of hook in Extentions\ip_synchronize_with_ue.py and
in Extensions\ip_synchronize_with_nppp.py to synchronize with UltraEdit
and with Notepad++ respectively.
Note: the Notepad++ hook have a flaw it don't synchronize IPython and
the text file on the right line if the text file is already opened in
the editor (which mean in practice that it synchronize at the correct
line only the first time). This is a Notepad++ flaw that I'll try to
solve with the Notepad++ peoples.
To test it simply import ip_synchronize_with_xxx in you ipy_user_conf
I'll be glad to have some feedback about this proposition of extension.
If needed I could provide some other implementation of the hook for
other text processor.
Please tell me what you think about this extension, if you could
consider it for inclusion in IPython and if so what should I do for that.
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