[IPython-dev] Kernel-client communication

Benjamin Root ben.root@ou....
Thu Sep 9 12:38:12 CDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 5:42 AM, Almar Klein <almar.klein@gmail.com> wrote:
<snip>

> You're right. That seems very natural. However, I'm still a little
> concerned about when a user connects to a kernel that's running extension
> code and is therefore unresponsive. This would immediately become clear to
> him/her if he saw the preceding stdout/stderr.
>
> What about storing these messages (to be send from the PUB socket) at the
> kernel? I mean store the string messages, not the objects used to create
> them (i.e. no holding onto large objects). You could then send this history
> when a client connects. Something like "Hi there, this is what we've been
> doing so far.".
>
> Cheers,
>   Almar
>
>
Just piping up on this thought... I picture something similar to IRC in this
respect.

Ben Root
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