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No tab completion after "/ #75

ipython opened this Issue May 10, 2010 · 2 comments

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IPython: interactive computing in Python Fernando Perez Thomas Kluyver
IPython: interactive computing in Python
ipython commented May 10, 2010

Original Launchpad bug 267596:
Reported by: oc-spam66 (O.C.).


if "alpha" is a variable, I can use TAB to complete the statement : "2*alpha", but it does not work for the statement "2/alpha" (I need to add a space after "/" so that it works).

Is there a reason for this difference ? Can it be corrected ?



(ipython 0.8.4)

Thomas Kluyver

I guess the reasoning is that tab completion tries to complete anything with a / as a path, not a Python expression.

Fernando Perez

Yes, and I honestly don't think we can change that without absurd contortions to disambiguate. There's a limit to how much we can read people's minds in the completer :)

Closing, as I simply don't see anything that can be realistically improved/changed here.

Fernando Perez fperez closed this November 29, 2011
Damián Avila damianavila referenced this issue from a commit July 30, 2013
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