[IPython-dev] ipipe news

Walter Dörwald walter at livinglogic.de
Fri Mar 3 12:43:13 CST 2006


Fernando Perez wrote:

> Walter Dörwald wrote:
> 
>> [...]
>> Anyway, IMHO we should implement 2) and document the possibility to 
>> directly reference attributes as a "2.4 goodie".
> 
> That sounds like  a good plan.  2.3 compatibility is important because a 
> large number of installed users still have that (Mac OSX and the 
> 'enterprise' versions of RedHat, amongst others) in their 'out of the 
> box' configs.  But it's OK if a few extra conveniences are only 
> available for 2.4 when they they can't be implemented in a backport, as 
> long as the basic functionality (like the example in the docstring :)  
> work with 2.3.

OK!

And I think the docstring should probably start with a "safer" example, 
i.e. one that doesn't take ages to complete.

Servus,
    Walter




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