[IPython-dev] Nice segfault from package scanning...

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Wed Apr 25 11:44:40 CDT 2007


On 4/25/07, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/25/07, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > IPython has a good reputation for stability and robustness, and we
> > should try hard to keep it that way.  Features that, while nice, have
> > very poor behavior (long delays, etc) in reasonable cases will always
> > be off by default.  We can then document well exactly how to tweak and
> > customize them for users who'd like a more fine-tuned experience and
> > are aware of the potential risks.
>
> Here's an idea: we remove import of ipy_stock_completers on default
> profile, and also ship that as a patch to ubuntu.

Sounds like a good way to kill two birds with one stone.  And the
removal can just be a comment-out, with a leading comment explaining
what the good feature is and its cost, so users can easily enable it
if they want it.

Cheers,

f


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