[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] I need feedback: new escape for @magics?
Daniel 'Dang' Griffith
pythondev-dang at lazytwinacres.net
Thu Sep 30 04:47:05 CDT 2004
Fernando Perez wrote:
> 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.
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