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Module: utils.generics

Generic functions for extending IPython.

2 Functions


Called when you do obj?

IPython.utils.generics.complete_object(obj, prev_completions)

Custom completer dispatching for python objects.

  • obj (object) – The object to complete.

  • prev_completions (list) – List of attributes discovered so far.

  • to (This should return the list of attributes in obj. If you only wish)

  • normally (add to the attributes already discovered)

  • return

  • prev_completions. (own_attrs +)