[IPython-dev] get_ipython() versus _ip

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Tue Jun 28 15:43:40 CDT 2011


Something I've been wondering for a while now: in previous versions, the
user namespace had a reference to the shell object with a name like _ip. In
trunk, we've replaced that with a get_ipython() callable, which returns the
same reference. What was the reasoning behind that? I find that when I want
to use it, I inevitably end up typing "ip = get_ipython()", both for brevity
and so I get tab completion.

Thanks,
Thomas
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