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Should be able to get help on an object mid-command #98

ipython opened this Issue · 3 comments

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Original Launchpad bug 397227:
Reported by: endolith (Endolith).

Currently if you type "zeros?" and press Enter, it will display help on the zeros command.

You should also be able to type things like "a = zeros?" and press Enter, and it will display the help for the zeros command, and then return you to the command you were typing when you exit.


[ LP comment 1 by: Fernando Perez, on 2010-04-25 23:50:12.950928+00:00 ]

Good idea. It's easier to do in a GUI, where the help can be popped up in a non-obtrusive manner.

But for a terminal, we should look at the %rep code which already puts user input back into a line, and use that same mechanism.


I too often wish for this. I'll look into it, although it might not land before 0.11.

@takluyver takluyver was assigned

In the end, it did get in before 0.11. See commit 665bef4.

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