I like to clear the REPL’s scrollback buffer programmatically. This helps me when running functions with long outputs, as I can easily use the scrollbar to jump to anywhere in the logs created by that function. Using CTRL-L doesn’t clear the scrollback buffer, it just puts the prompt at the top. The history is still there. It’s also not programmatic. CTRL+L doesn’t do anything in VSCode’s REPL either.
I also like to increase the max scrollback buffer size to a much larger value, so as not to lose any output from any single run.
PS: I am also logging to a file, but it’s a faster workflow to just look at it from the REPL and not bother with opening the text files (which I store at unique locations to preserve the results).
I think this should work. I tested reset via iTerm, which retained its scrollback history, but VSCode does not retain it. My VSCode Julia REPL is currently busy, so I can’t test it, but I imagine run(`reset`) would do. The max scrollback limit is also as you have said.