[IPython-dev] Build doc script patch

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Jan 11 16:48:59 CST 2006


Ville Vainio wrote:
> Thanks for the patch, I added a slightly corrected version to svn -
> ipmagic("magic") is the correct way to call %magic. I'll add "-f"
> (force) option to %exit tomorrow to enable exiting without
> confirmation prompt, so the file will change soon.

Great.  Note that %Exit is the no-confirmation function, no need to add a -f 
option.

> I'm not sure we need a .bat file, I'd also like to deprecate
> update_*.sh scripts, though there is no rush. We should stick with
> pure python as far as possible.

Sure.  In a *nix world though, I still shoot for sh when the task at hand is 
little more than a sequential concatenation of commands.  But given the 
absolute lack of decent text tools at the command line in win32, I'm happy 
with the idea of porting our support tools to pure python, in the interest of 
portability.

> PS. In the future send patches as attachments, copy-pasting can be
> slightly error prone.

Yes, VERY important (I've had problems with this in the past).  Also Ville, 
watch out for patches with tabs in them, some of those have cost me a fair bit 
of hair-pulling.  If that ever happens, in addition to reminding the submitter 
about the policy stated on the wiki, 'untabify -t 4' is your friend.

Cheers,

f




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