[IPython-dev] 0.9 beta, anything left?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Aug 15 16:18:06 CDT 2008


Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 6:06 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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
> 
> Of course, though I think there should be no need for that. If the
> restructuring kills the freeform magic argument lists, it would need
> a redesign before it makes the architecture too rigid.

As stated before, the architecture will still start with freeform argument 
lists. As a matter of *policy* for builtin IPython magics, however, - and -- 
arguments should be processed uniformly with the same internal machinery.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco



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