[IPython-dev] Magics, aliases now use raw strings!

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Jan 12 15:02:20 CST 2006


Ville Vainio wrote:
> On 1/12/06, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Thanks, Ville.  I suspect this will matter more to win32 users, who have to
>>deal with \ path separators.
> 
> 
> True, but also Unix users will benefit. If a system command wants a
> backslash, that's what it's going to get. Think regexps, for example,
> they use lots of backslashes. Now you can copy-paste a system command
> that uses regexps directly, without doubling the backslashes.

Good point.  Make sure to log this kind of brief info in the ChangeLog, this 
is precisely the kind of blurb that becomes super-handy when writing the 
announcement for the new version, so users know what the new candy actually 
tastes like.

>>Please be _very_ careful when dealing with that code: we need to be able to
> 
> 
> You can relax, my changes would be all in magic_cd(). I'll look into
> it tomorrow.

Just letting you know where the booby traps are.  Ipython has many :)

Cheers,

f




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