How Things Are ShownΒΆ

By default, show uses Python’s repr() function to format values. You may prefer some other kind of representation or formatting, however. For example, the pprint module pretty-prints data structures. You can set it to be the default formatter:

from pprint import pformat

Or to configure separate data and code formatters:

show.set(fmtfunc=lambda x: pformat(x, indent=4, width=120, depth=5))
show.set(fmtcode=lambda x: highlight(x, ...))

As a convenience, the show.prettyprint() configures pygments and pprint in concert to more attractively display text on ANSI terminals. Just run it once after importing show. It also takes indent, depth, and width options for pformat and the style (style name) option for pygments. Some style names to try:

# monokai manni rrt perldoc borland colorful default
# murphy vs trac tango fruity autumn bw emacs vim pastie
# friendly native