[IPython-dev] [IPython 5] [Docs] Custom Terminal Prompts

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 19:15:38 EDT 2016

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 4:11 PM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:

> No problem at all, Fernando.

Great, thanks!

> I did have a go at it based on the code Thomas pointed to, but couldn't
> figure out how to use the reference to `self.shell.execution_count`. When
> it's used directly, as it is in the IPython source (passed through `str`),
> you end up with something like this:
>     In [<traitlets.traitlets.Int at 0x104800b70>]:
> Using the `default_value` and `default_value_repr` methods, gives you the
> number, but it was always `1`, no matter what the actual input number was.

Mmh, I'm afraid I haven't really done any significant prompt customizations
in years, way before we made the system traitlets-based... I don't have a
quick solution handy.  But let's see if someone else can pitch in and we
get a solution, otherwise I'll try to dig in later...

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