IDLE - Customizing output format

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Tue Sep 26 09:57:28 CEST 2006


Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
>> IDLE has an output format like this:
>>
>>  >>> object
>> <type 'object'>
>>  >>> type
>> <type 'type'>
>>  >>> object.__class__
>> <type 'type'>
>>  >>> object.__bases__
>>
>> How can I customize it to become like that:
>>
>>  >>> object
>>      <type 'object'>
>>  >>> type
>>      <type 'type'>
>>  >>> object.__class__
>>      <type 'type'>
>>  >>> object.__bases__
>>
>> or that:
>>
>>  >>> object
>>    : <type 'object'>
>>  >>> type
>>    : <type 'type'>
>>  >>> object.__class__
>>    : <type 'type'>
>>  >>> object.__bases__
>>
>> (preferably without modifying code)
> 
> I assume this is not possible.
> 
> I am wondering that other users are not annoyed by this reduced
> readability.

I'm sure its quite unpopular to agree with you, but I do. I am 
tremendously annoyed the format of the interactive interpreter. Lovely 
would be output as you describe, but with the option, when selecting for 
copy-paste, to include the prompts and/or your suggested whitespace 
margin (e.g. select in doctest mode).

James



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