[IPython-dev] Remove copyright statement?

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net@gmail....
Tue Aug 28 15:48:08 CDT 2007


I am fine with the addition of quickref, but I would prefer to keep
the "->"s aligned.  To do this we might want to put the ? and
%quickref on different lines.  This makes it more readable.

Brian

On 8/28/07, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com> wrote:
> It's bike shed time!
>
> Default IPython banner is now:
>
> ----------
> Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Apr 18 2007, 08:51:08) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>
> IPython 0.8.2.svn.r2680 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
> ? or %quickref -> Introduction to IPython's features, or quick reference.
> %magic  -> Information about IPython's 'magic' % functions.
> help    -> Python's own help system.
> object? -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.
> ----------
>
> (Yes, I just added %quickref there).
>
> Now, would it make sense to remove the line with:
>
> 'Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.'
>
> These days, when open source is such an "obvious" thing, it feels a
> bit GNU/RMS and takes up space. And probably means nothing
> juridically, anyway.
>
> I don't care much personally, I use the sh profile with the minimal banner:
>
> ----
> d:\ipython>python IPython.py -p sh
> IPython 0.8.2.svn.r2680   [on Py 2.5.1]
> [d:/ipython]|1>
> -----
>
> but this could be an aesthetic win for the users of default profile. I
> could also combine the ipython and python version on the same line as
> is done in sh profile.
>
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