looking for library function browser to run inside (x)emacs
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Mon Apr 24 16:46:56 EDT 2000
I have been using the OOBrowser inside XEmacs for a couple years and
its useful for browsing class hierarchies.
but i find it does not allow for browsing function hierarchies, such
as is found in the [...]/python/site-packages and subdirs.
does anyone know of a package which runs inside emacs allowing to
browse function hierarchies?
by hierarchies, i mean something like all the standalone functions
which reside in modules like so (below site-packages):
(gustav)/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/: cd scientific
(gustav)/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/scientific/: grep "^def " ArrayIO.py
def writeArray(a, filename):
def writeDataSets(datasets, filename, separator = ''):
the problem with OO browser is it seems to only like to catalogue
functions which exit in the so-called system tree -- that is -- the
files one is creating locally for a project. it doesnt catalog modules
(like those listed above) containing class-less functions which exist
in the library hierarchy inside scientific, Numerical, etc.
many thanks for any pointers...
i'm tempted to wrote something myself which grabs __doc__ strings
from the lib hierarchy and arranges/formats them inside an xemacs
buffer. (assuming all functions are suitably doc'ed ;-) but the more
interesting part would be to make the buffer clickable, so if i see a
function i like, i can read it into xemacs and see if it does what i
need and learn how to use it...
i wrote a little script to grep for 'def XXX' strings hard left
in each py file in the site-packages hierarchy:
(gustav)/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/: findpydef | wc -l
interestingly, not a lot of them are marked module private
"""Careful with that ax, eugene"""
though i am betting a lot __could be__.....
======= how many def's you got??? ====
PYFILES=`find . -name "*.py"`
for file in $PYFILES; do
echo "Checking $file ..."
grep "^def " $file
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