Arne Mueller a.mueller at
Tue Jun 22 16:22:50 EDT 1999

Hi All,

I'd like to add some logging to the interpreter's interactive modus so
that everything I type in and everything what's printed to the screen
(errors and 'normal' output) is copied to a log-file.

Usage could be as follows:

Python 1.5.2b2 (#11, Jun  3 1999, 17:27:58) [C] on irix646
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
python> import ilogger
python> ilogger('lastputhon.log')
python> x = [1,2,3,4,5]
python> for i in x: 
...     print i
python> for i x:
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    for i x:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

This interactive session should than be written to 'lastputhon.log' e.g:
# python session from mueller at jumbo
# Tue Jun 22 21:13:47 BST 1999
x = [1,2,3,4,5]
for i in x:
   print i
out> 1
out> 2
out> 3
out> 4
out> 5
error> for i x:
error>   File "<stdin>", line 1
error>     for i x:
error>           ^
error> SyntaxError: invalid syntax

It's easy to parse the log-file for normal output indicated by 'out>'
and for erros. The normal python-prompt and the '...' in the loop-body
is removed. 

Is there already something like this written? I've no idea how how the
interactive modus works. For aprogram I've written that copies a
file-object, say everything that goes to 'sys.stderr' is also written to
a log-file, how to do that interactive modus?

	thanks very much,


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