[IronPython] Console

Dino Viehland dinov at exchange.microsoft.com
Wed May 30 04:12:25 CEST 2007

Some tweaks to make it better:

.\ipy.exe -X:ColorfulConsole -X:TabCompletion -X:AutoIndent

Or some combination thereof (I don't like AutoIndent because copy & pasting code breaks).

And make sure to enable Quickedit Mode on the console (Right Click menu bar, Properties->Options->Quick Edit Mode) and fix the default buffer size.

Console, command line?  I've always considered these to be basically the same.  If you were expecting a light weight IDE app or something - well, we don't really have one of those yet.  At best we have the VS SDK integration sample which includes IDE & WinForms drag&drop support - but it is a sample and requires VS Pro.

From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Szurek, John
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:57 PM
To: users at lists.ironpython.com
Subject: [IronPython] Console

I'm having a bit of an adjustment in moving from Python to IronPython and hope that somebody can help.....

The console in Python is a real Windows window.  When I run Python in the Python console I get an output window that is a real Windows window.  All of that means that I can cut and paste freely into the code window and I can cut and paste freely from the results window.  The IronPython "console" is not a console at all, it is the command line.  It is clumsy and clunky and virtually unusable unless you are pre-Windows and happen to like command lines!  Kind of ironic, I think --- the open source community builds a language that runs natively in a Windows environment while Microsoft builds an "improvement" on the language that runs at the command line!

So, am I missing something here?       Thanks --- John
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