[IPython-dev] Looking towards 0.10...

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Wed Mar 18 21:40:06 CDT 2009


Hi Tom,

2009/3/18  <Tfetherston@aol.com>:
> Hi,
>
> Haven't been keeping up with the list lately so I just noticed that you are
> looking to put out a 0.10.  My branch only has changes to demo.py and
> it does three things:
>
> 1. Cause demo generated ansi escapes to be interpreted by pyreadline so they
> work on windows machines instead of appearing as strange characters in the
> window shell.
> 2. Tests for platform and uses cls for windows, clear for others so the
> ClearMixin's work on all jplatforms.
> 3. Reworks Demo's __init__ so it can take file and file-like objects in
> addition to just filenames to create Demo instances from.
>
> I did the latter to support creating/storing demos from stringio objects
> kept in a Leo Workbook, with an eye to adding direct demo illustration of
> the "Dive into Python" web book.
>
> I also created a file called demoExercizer.py that makes it convenient to
> see these changes in action.  This is not meant to be part of the
> distribution.

That sounds all great!  Thanks for the contribution.

> A full branch is probably over kill for two files, but I'm new to all this.

Not at all, launchpad makes branches be the most natural 'unit' for
review, testing, commenting and evolution of a contribution.  You're
fine.

>
> Tested this on windows XP and Ubuntu.
>
> I like to propose these changes for review and inclusion in 0.10

Great.  Please go ahead and mark it as requested for merge on LP, and
copy your above message into it so we have a summary of what you've
done, your intent, etc.  We'll review it on LP.

As you may have noticed, we first have a bit of a mess to clean up
after the giant merge from yesterday, so it may take us a few days :)

Best

f


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