[IPython-dev] magics and metadata

MinRK benjaminrk@gmail....
Tue Jun 19 17:19:49 CDT 2012


On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 1:17 PM, MinRK <benjaminrk@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Yes - we put metadata on outputs for a reason, presumably.  If this
> >> shouldn't be saved, it should probably be removed from the API.
> >
> > I can't recall precisely what we had in mind when we put it in, but
> > something that springs to mind as potentially useful, for example,
> > would be to specify a desired priority order for the various types of
> > outputs. Right now when a client can display several kinds of output
> > it just makes a choice, but we could let objects provide a hint of the
> > preferred order, based on what they know about the relative quality of
> > each.
>
> I originally put it there to allow objects to provide hints to the
> frontend on how it should display a representation.  This is similar
> to how the payloads can indicate where it came from.
>
> > So I'd vote for not removing this, as it may prove useful...
>
> I also think it could be useful, although it seems a bit excessive to
> store metadata for each output.  Here is what I propose.  We simply
> leave it alone until we have an actual use case that will help us
> figure out exactly what this should look like.  Without a concrete
> usage case, it is difficult to know what is needed.
>

But this doesn't answer the immediate question: Should this metadata dict
be included in the nbformat


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