[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] I need feedback: new escape for @magics?

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Sep 30 00:05:23 CDT 2004


Daishi Harada wrote:
> Hi Fernando,
> 
> I would propose ':'.
> 
> I believe it is currently used for only compound statements
> and dict items (in Python). I'm not enough of a shell
> power-user to know if it has any possible meanings as an
> initial character there.
> 
> As an added advantage, I think most *nix users will have
> natural associations of ':' as a command prefix from vi.

I actually like this, b/c of the vi association (regardless of my personal 
opinion of vi, which you don't really want to hear :)

So to wrap up this discussion, my candidate list right now would be:

1. :magic
2. %magic
3. &magic

What do people think?  If I don't hear any arguments against, I'll leave the 
choice with option 1.

Best,

f




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