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''' A decorator-based method of constructing IPython magics with `argparse`
option handling.
New magic functions can be defined like so::
from IPython.core.magic_arguments import (argument, magic_arguments,
@argument('-o', '--option', help='An optional argument.')
@argument('arg', type=int, help='An integer positional argument.')
def magic_cool(self, arg):
""" A really cool magic command.
args = parse_argstring(magic_cool, arg)
The `@magic_arguments` decorator marks the function as having argparse arguments.
The `@argument` decorator adds an argument using the same syntax as argparse's
`add_argument()` method. More sophisticated uses may also require the
`@argument_group` or `@kwds` decorator to customize the formatting and the
Help text for the magic is automatically generated from the docstring and the
In[1]: %cool?
%cool [-o OPTION] arg
A really cool magic command.
positional arguments:
arg An integer positional argument.
optional arguments:
-o OPTION, --option OPTION
An optional argument.
Inheritance diagram:
.. inheritance-diagram:: IPython.core.magic_arguments
:parts: 3
# Copyright (C) 2010-2011, IPython Development Team.
# Distributed under the terms of the Modified BSD License.
# The full license is in the file COPYING.txt, distributed with this software.
import argparse
import re
# Our own imports
from IPython.core.error import UsageError
from IPython.utils.decorators import undoc
from IPython.utils.process import arg_split
from IPython.utils.text import dedent
NAME_RE = re.compile(r"[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9_-]*$")
class MagicHelpFormatter(argparse.RawDescriptionHelpFormatter):
"""A HelpFormatter with a couple of changes to meet our needs.
# Modified to dedent text.
def _fill_text(self, text, width, indent):
return argparse.RawDescriptionHelpFormatter._fill_text(self, dedent(text), width, indent)
# Modified to wrap argument placeholders in <> where necessary.
def _format_action_invocation(self, action):
if not action.option_strings:
metavar, = self._metavar_formatter(action, action.dest)(1)
return metavar
parts = []
# if the Optional doesn't take a value, format is:
# -s, --long
if action.nargs == 0:
# if the Optional takes a value, format is:
# -s ARGS, --long ARGS
default = action.dest.upper()
args_string = self._format_args(action, default)
# IPYTHON MODIFICATION: If args_string is not a plain name, wrap
# it in <> so it's valid RST.
if not NAME_RE.match(args_string):
args_string = "<%s>" % args_string
for option_string in action.option_strings:
parts.append('%s %s' % (option_string, args_string))
return ', '.join(parts)
# Override the default prefix ('usage') to our % magic escape,
# in a code block.
def add_usage(self, usage, actions, groups, prefix="::\n\n %"):
super(MagicHelpFormatter, self).add_usage(usage, actions, groups, prefix)
class MagicArgumentParser(argparse.ArgumentParser):
""" An ArgumentParser tweaked for use by IPython magics.
def __init__(self,
if parents is None:
parents = []
super(MagicArgumentParser, self).__init__(prog=prog, usage=usage,
description=description, epilog=epilog,
parents=parents, formatter_class=formatter_class,
prefix_chars=prefix_chars, argument_default=argument_default,
conflict_handler=conflict_handler, add_help=add_help)
def error(self, message):
""" Raise a catchable error instead of exiting.
raise UsageError(message)
def parse_argstring(self, argstring):
""" Split a string into an argument list and parse that argument list.
argv = arg_split(argstring)
return self.parse_args(argv)
def construct_parser(magic_func):
""" Construct an argument parser using the function decorations.
kwds = getattr(magic_func, 'argcmd_kwds', {})
if 'description' not in kwds:
kwds['description'] = getattr(magic_func, '__doc__', None)
arg_name = real_name(magic_func)
parser = MagicArgumentParser(arg_name, **kwds)
# Reverse the list of decorators in order to apply them in the
# order in which they appear in the source.
group = None
for deco in magic_func.decorators[::-1]:
result = deco.add_to_parser(parser, group)
if result is not None:
group = result
# Replace the magic function's docstring with the full help text.
magic_func.__doc__ = parser.format_help()
return parser
def parse_argstring(magic_func, argstring):
""" Parse the string of arguments for the given magic function.
return magic_func.parser.parse_argstring(argstring)
def real_name(magic_func):
""" Find the real name of the magic.
magic_name = magic_func.__name__
if magic_name.startswith('magic_'):
magic_name = magic_name[len('magic_'):]
return getattr(magic_func, 'argcmd_name', magic_name)
class ArgDecorator(object):
""" Base class for decorators to add ArgumentParser information to a method.
def __call__(self, func):
if not getattr(func, 'has_arguments', False):
func.has_arguments = True
func.decorators = []
return func
def add_to_parser(self, parser, group):
""" Add this object's information to the parser, if necessary.
class magic_arguments(ArgDecorator):
""" Mark the magic as having argparse arguments and possibly adjust the
def __init__(self, name=None): = name
def __call__(self, func):
if not getattr(func, 'has_arguments', False):
func.has_arguments = True
func.decorators = []
if is not None:
func.argcmd_name =
# This should be the first decorator in the list of decorators, thus the
# last to execute. Build the parser.
func.parser = construct_parser(func)
return func
class ArgMethodWrapper(ArgDecorator):
Base class to define a wrapper for ArgumentParser method.
Child class must define either `_method_name` or `add_to_parser`.
_method_name = None
def __init__(self, *args, **kwds):
self.args = args
self.kwds = kwds
def add_to_parser(self, parser, group):
""" Add this object's information to the parser.
if group is not None:
parser = group
getattr(parser, self._method_name)(*self.args, **self.kwds)
return None
class argument(ArgMethodWrapper):
""" Store arguments and keywords to pass to add_argument().
Instances also serve to decorate command methods.
_method_name = 'add_argument'
class defaults(ArgMethodWrapper):
""" Store arguments and keywords to pass to set_defaults().
Instances also serve to decorate command methods.
_method_name = 'set_defaults'
class argument_group(ArgMethodWrapper):
""" Store arguments and keywords to pass to add_argument_group().
Instances also serve to decorate command methods.
def add_to_parser(self, parser, group):
""" Add this object's information to the parser.
return parser.add_argument_group(*self.args, **self.kwds)
class kwds(ArgDecorator):
""" Provide other keywords to the sub-parser constructor.
def __init__(self, **kwds):
self.kwds = kwds
def __call__(self, func):
func = super(kwds, self).__call__(func)
func.argcmd_kwds = self.kwds
return func
__all__ = ['magic_arguments', 'argument', 'argument_group', 'kwds',