[IPython-dev] looking for advice on a custom dict-like completer

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 16:06:33 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 2:13 AM, Darren Dale <dsdale24 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thank you for the advice. I've been looking at this most of the day, and
> I
> > think I'm stuck. I have an object I'm trying to navigate:
> > It's not clear to me how I would get the object at level_3 and then hook
> > into ipython's usual completion chain to filter attributes with leading
> > underscores, or the traits completer, for example. Is this possible?
> You just need to eval the whole thing, and see what attributes that
> eval'ed object has. That's what I did in ipy_greedycompleter. It's
> sort of "complete at your own risk" scheme, but it's the best thing
> you can get without putting in lots of work (and it will do what you
> want anyhow). The only work you need to do is determine how much you
> need to eval (here, it's everything before period).
Thanks for the suggestion. Once I determine how much to eval, do you know if
it is possible to hook back into the standard completer pipeline to benefit
from things like ipy_traits_completer?

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