[IPython-dev] wildcard patch

Jörgen Stenarson jorgen.stenarson at bostream.nu
Sun Nov 13 11:12:25 CST 2005


Fernando Perez wrote:
...
> One comment: as I use this system more and more, I'm wondering if we 
> shouldn't make the default search be case sensitive.  Python is a case 
> sensitive language, so I think that the search should by default match 
> the language.  I think it's a good idea to offer the case insensitive 
> alternative, for when you really don't know what something may be even 
> vaguely called, but I'm leaning towards having this facility more 
> closely follow language defaults.
> 
> I haven't committed any changes in thir regard though, so I'll be happy 
> to hear opinions.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> f
> 

I can see your point in having a case sensitive search but I mainly use 
this to look for things I'm not sure about... So at this time I think I 
prefer case insensitive. But perhaps this should be put in ipythonrc as 
an option since this is certainly a matter of taste. But perhaps that 
work should be left for the branch.

/Jörgen




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