[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

+1.

> 2. %magic

+0.

> 3. &magic

-0.

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




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