[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] I need feedback: new escape for @magics?
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Sep 29 17:04:04 CDT 2004
Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
>>>>>>"FP" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:
> FP> And for some odd reason, it's precisely that latex connection
> FP> what makes me like it. Don't really know why...
> FP> So I'm leaning towards %, but I'll gladly take votes/opinions
> FP> on both...
> % sounds good. The only thing to keep in mind is, is it possible to
> use a magic in situations where '%' is not the first character? From
> the discussions I assume not but are there future plans for requiring
> such a thing?
There isn't a really 'official' way to do so, but you can always do:
which is really what ipython does when you type
foo bar baz
at a prompt. I may introduce an ipmagic() true python function, injected by
ipython into __builtin__ at startup, to do this:
which would expose this interface more cleanly. This would give a user-level
mechanism for calling magics anywhere without having to rely on name mangling
tricks (which will not be valid for long, as I intend to clean that mess up soon).
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