[IPython-dev] Remove copyright statement?

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Tue Aug 28 17:29:37 CDT 2007


On 8/28/07, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/28/07, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Don't worry, I'm an OCD sufferer too, so I was going to fix that  :)
>
> Being more of an ADHD personality myself, I'd remove from banner:
>
> - copyright statement

The default python still carries it, so I'm leaving it.  We build on
Python through and through, and I want to keep it clear that ipython
is just python+lots more, but acknowledging that foundation very
explicitly.

> - %magic (%quickref is enough)

Yup, I'm happy replacing this, as long as we add a little blurb about
what magics are in the first place to %quickref (could just be to
copy/paste the first paragraph of %magic to %quidref).

> - help (do people still use it these days? if they do, they don't need
> to be told about it again)

New users do need to be told about it, since by definition of 'new'
it's not 'again'.  So help stays.

Cheers,

f


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