3.23.2 Interactive Console Objects
The InteractiveConsole class is a subclass of InteractiveInterpreter,
and so offers all the methods of the interpreter objects as well as the following additions.
- Closely emulate the interactive Python console. The optional banner argument specify the
banner to print before the first interaction; by default it prints a banner similar to the
one printed by the standard Python interpreter, followed by the class name of the console
object in parentheses (so as not to confuse this with the real interpreter - since it's so
- Push a line of source text to the interpreter. The line should not have a trailing
newline; it may have internal newlines. The line is appended to a buffer and the
interpreter's runsource() method is called with the concatenated
contents of the buffer as source. If this indicates that the command was executed or
invalid, the buffer is reset; otherwise, the command is incomplete, and the buffer is left
as it was after the line was appended. The return value is
True if more input
False if the line was dealt with in some way (this is the same
- Remove any unhandled source text from the input buffer.
- Write a prompt and read a line. The returned line does not include the trailing newline.
When the user enters the EOF key sequence, EOFError is raised.
The base implementation uses the built-in function raw_input();
a subclass may replace this with a different implementation.