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Re: [O] ob-python newline & indentation behavior

From: Kyle Meyer
Subject: Re: [O] ob-python newline & indentation behavior
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:04:31 -0500

Jack Kamm <address@hidden> writes:

> In response to this:
>> I can't think of a good solution, though.  Stepping back a bit, I think
>> it's unfortunate that python blocks handle ":results value" differently
>> depending on whether the block is hooked up to a session or not.  For
>> non-sessions, you have to use return.  Using the same approach
>> (org-babel-python-wrapper-method) for ":session :results value", we
>> could then get the return value reliably, but the problem with this
>> approach is that any variables defined in a ":results value" block
>> wouldn't be defined in the session after executing the block because the
>> code is wrapped in a function.
> How about if we used the "globals()" and "locals()" functions in Python?
> Something like this at the end of the wrapper block, before return:
> for k, v in locals().items():
>     globals()[k] = v

Hmm, placing that code "before return" is a problem.  Like with
non-session ":results value" blocks, the user would be responsible for
inserting the return (or even multiple return's), so we can't know where
to insert the above code without parsing the block :/

> Another bug with the current approach is that it breaks if common idioms
> like "for _ in range(10)" are used. ("_" is used to inspect the last output
> of the shell, an obscure feature I hadn't known about until now).

Right.  Also, IIRC the built-in interactive python and ipython treat
multiline blocks differently.  With

    if True:
        "ipython ignores my existence"

the built-in shell binds "_" to the string's value, but ipython doesn't.


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