[IPython-dev] Using Prompt Toolkit to edit terminal inputs in a screen editor.

Carl Smith carl.input at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 13:12:47 EDT 2016

On 19 July 2016 at 18:01, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19 July 2016 at 17:58, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The documented APIs for the inaccessible PT features involve passing
>> stuff to their `parse` method, using named args, but there's no obvious way
>> to attach the same stuff to a running instance. Any ideas would be
>> appreciated. As a concrete example, how would an IPython user add a bottom
>> toolbar:
> I think that's something we'd need to expose. I'm planning to investigate
> adding a bottom toolbar for IPython 6.

​Cool. It'd be nice if there was a way to define some of this stuff on a
running instance, instead of you guys having to push each feature by hand,
but I'm just being impatient really. Each new feature will need properly
integrating into IPython anyway.

​On keys for the editor feature, users can do `from prompt_toolkit.keys
import Keys`​, then use stuff like `Keys.ControlV` easily. The PT API would
make it pretty simple to take a user's Key subclass and set up their
shortcut. I think only do it once per session though, like any event

​Best, and thanks again Thomas. You do an awesome job with the Python
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