[IPython-dev] 0.9 beta, anything left?

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Thu Aug 14 22:06:38 CDT 2008


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd be inclined to say that we should leave it as --, and change it if
> it proves problematic at some point. We could change it to ---, but
> that gets kind of heavy, and other characters have special meanings
> (to python or readline as we currently use it).

I'm deep fighting with the setup.py which is pretty seriously broken,
so I can't deal with this.  I'm ok leaving it as is, since the code is
written, but no promises: when we restructure magics, I reserve the
right to change this if needed.  If it can be kept without hassles, I
won't change it gratuitously; but my tolerance for special-casing
stuff is dropping dramatically, so this one could go in the future
(into cd -p foo or similar).

Cheers,

f


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