[IPython-dev] Cell magics and extensions

Jason Grout jason-sage@creativetrax....
Fri Jun 8 10:06:30 CDT 2012


On 6/8/12 9:18 AM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> On 8 June 2012 14:49, Jason Grout<jason-sage@creativetrax.com>  wrote:
>> Is there any commitment on githubs part for how long gists last?  I
>> thought they were rather short term things.
>
> Good point. I can't see any statement about it, but I don't get the
> impression that they're short term - they are mini repositories, after
> all. I can still access my gists from over a year ago.
>

If we point people to using gists, we probably should also tell them 
that it is a convenient way to host their code (with no guarantees about 
future availability), and they should maintain a copy (i.e., a clone of 
the gist repository) somewhere where they know it is more permanent.

Or maybe IPython can use git submodules to track an "official" list of 
plugins?  I don't know.  Having a contrib directory of sorts opens up a 
can of worms, but it also lends a stamp of authority and permanence to 
what may be rather transient development efforts.

Thanks,

Jason


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