[IPython-dev] Helping battle testing the newapp branch

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Jun 21 11:12:32 CDT 2011


On 6/21/11 10:23 AM, Min RK wrote:
>
> On Jun 21, 2011, at 1:05, Fernando Perez<fperez.net@gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM, MinRK<benjaminrk@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> newapp has been merged into master.
>>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> 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.

Well, '-pylab' gets parsed the same as '-p ylab'. Maybe just add an alias "ylab" 
for the pylab profile?

-- 
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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