[IPython-dev] Helping battle testing the newapp branch
Tue Jun 21 10:23:06 CDT 2011
On Jun 21, 2011, at 1:05, Fernando Perez <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM, MinRK <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> newapp has been merged into master.
> BTW, I think we should add back the (ugly, I know) special-case of
> honoring -pylab with a single dash. We've talked about this before,
> while it's ugly, this is written in *many* places, including books and
> published papers, as the way to start ipython with plotting/numerical
> support. I think it's worth the friendliness to users who arrive via
> that path to have that option just work, even if it means an ugly two
> lines of code special-casing '-pylab' in sys.argv...
It doesn't have to be ugly - we could easily allow flags to be specified with one or two leading '-'. Currently, one '-' cannot be valid, so it is safe to allow it.
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