[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] I need feedback: new escape for @magics?

Pearu Peterson pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Wed Sep 29 12:39:32 CDT 2004


On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Fernando Perez wrote:

> Hmmm...  I'm not too sure what to do here.  Here are a few more ideas just 
> thrown in to see how they feel:
> 
> %magic  -> I kind of like this one...
> .magic  -> not bad, but hard to see in the manuals, and I worry that some day
>             the python syntax might allow naked attribute access
> *magic ... All these look distinctly less appealing to me
> ]magic
> |magic
> )magic
>  >magic
> 
> Feedback most welcome...

>From a rapid typing point of view, the following symbols are close to
a forefinger:
 []\-+_=';
Also
 `~#$|
are convinient to use.

If there should be no overlap with python syntax then 
 [\-'`~+_;# 
are out.
Only
 =$|
are still in.

Pearu




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