#11817 closed enhancement (fixed)
Use sage_getdoc in sage interpreter when doing "?"
Reported by: | SimonKing | Owned by: | jason |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-5.1 |
Component: | misc | Keywords: | sage_getdoc format embedding |
Cc: | vbraun | Merged in: | sage-5.1.beta1 |
Authors: | Simon King | Reviewers: | Volker Braun |
Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |
Branch: | Commit: | ||
Dependencies: | #11815 | Stopgaps: |
Description (last modified by )
The purpose of this ticket is to fix two bugs.
First problem
Theere is a bug in sage.misc.sagedoc.format
, that ironically makes that format?
does not show the documentation of format
.
sage: from sage.misc.sagedoc import format sage: format.__doc__ '\n Format Sage documentation ``s`` for viewing with IPython.\n\n This calls ``detex`` on ``s`` to convert LaTeX commands to plain\n text, and if ``s`` contains a string of the form "<<<obj>>>",\n then it replaces it with the docstring for "obj".\n\n INPUT:\n\n - ``s`` - string\n - ``embedded`` - boolean (optional, default False)\n\n OUTPUT: string\n\n Set ``embedded`` equal to True if formatting for use in the\n notebook; this just gets passed as an argument to ``detex``.\n\n EXAMPLES::\n\n sage: from sage.misc.sagedoc import format\n sage: identity_matrix(2).rook_vector.__doc__[115:184]\n \'Let `A` be a general `m` by `n`\\n (0,1)-matrix with `m \\\\le n`. \'\n sage: format(identity_matrix(2).rook_vector.__doc__[115:184])\n \'Let A be a general m by n\\n (0,1)-matrix with m <= n.\\n\'\n\n If the first line of the string is \'nodetex\', remove \'nodetex\' but\n don\'t modify any TeX commands::\n \n sage: format("nodetex\\n`x \\\\geq y`")\n \'\\n`x \\\\geq y`\'\n\n Testing a string enclosed in triple angle brackets::\n\n sage: format(\'<<<identity_matrix\')\n \'<<<identity_matrix\\n\'\n sage: format(\'identity_matrix>>>\')\n \'identity_matrix>>>\\n\'\n sage: format(\'<<<identity_matrix>>>\')[:28]\n \'Definition: identity_matrix(\'\n ' sage: format? Type:function Base Class:<type 'function'> String Form:<function format at 0xcc8a28> Namespace:Interactive File:/mnt/local/king/SAGE/broken/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/misc/sagedoc.py Definition:format(s, embedded=False) Docstring: <no docstring>
The problem is that the doc string contains <<<obj>>>
, which means that it is attempted to find and insert documentation for obj
(which does not exist).
Suggestion
Introduce a new directive noreplace
, that avoids replacement of <<<obj>>>
. Or perhaps a better suggestion: Catch the error, and do not replace if there is an error.
Second problem
If sage.misc.sagedoc.my_doc is applied to an object with a _sage_doc_
method then it uses it, without formatting. That means: No tex code is turned into ascii art, and embedding information is not stripped.
Suggestion
Consequently use sage.misc.sageinspect.sage_getdoc
.
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Change History (10)
comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by
Changed 11 years ago by
Use sage_getdoc for interactively reading documentation. Improve docstring formatting
comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by
- Cc vbraun added
comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by
- Status changed from new to needs_review
With the attached patch, one can do:
sage: from sage.misc.sagedoc import format sage: format? Type: function Base Class: <type 'function'> String Form: <function format at 0xc290c8> Namespace: Interactive File: /mnt/local/king/SAGE/debug/sage-4.7.2.alpha3-prerelease/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/misc/sagedoc.py Definition: format(s, embedded=False) Docstring: Format Sage documentation ``s`` for viewing with IPython. This calls ``detex`` on ``s`` to convert LaTeX commands to plain text, unless the directive ``nodetex`` is given in the first line of the string. ...
Note that I introduced a noreplace
directive, and used it on format
's docstring.
Also, interactive doc read does not blindly use a custom _sage_doc_
: It will always use sage_getdoc
, which does preprocessing:
sage: r = 'some doc for a cython method\n`x \\geq y`' sage: class Foo: ....: def _sage_doc_(self): ....: return r ....: sage: f = Foo() sage: f? Type: instance Base Class: __main__.Foo String Form: <__main__.Foo instance at 0xb0ce18> Namespace: Interactive File: /mnt/local/king/SAGE/debug/sage-4.7.2.alpha3-prerelease/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/IPython/FakeModule .py Docstring: some doc for a cython method x >= y
Without the patch, the latex code would be shown.
If the noreplace
directive is not used, but the to-be-replaced-with object can not be found, the replacement is simply skipped. Some new doctest related with directives and replacement:
sage: print format('File: bla.py (starting at line 1)\nnodetex, noreplace\n<<<identity_matrix>>>`\\not= 0`') File: bla.py (starting at line 1) <<<identity_matrix>>>`\not= 0`
sage: print format('<<<bla\n<<<bla>>>\n<<<identity_matrix>>>') <<<bla <<<bla>>> <BLANKLINE> Definition: identity_matrix(ring, n=0, sparse=False) <BLANKLINE> Return the n x n identity matrix over the given ring. ...
I didn't run all tests (only those of sage.misc.sagedoc)
comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by
Is there a reviewer for a ticket on improving interactive documentation?
comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by
- Description modified (diff)
- Milestone changed from sage-5.0 to sage-5.1
- Reviewers set to Volker Braun
- Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
Patch doesn't apply to sage-5.0.rc0 because some docstring issue. Since its a trivial change I uploaded a rediffed patch.
comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by
Thank you!
comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by
- Merged in set to sage-5.1.beta1
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from positive_review to closed
comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by
- Description modified (diff)
Actually I think it would be good to both have a "noreplace" directive and catching an error, when dealing with
<<<obj>>>
.