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

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Thu Sep 30 07:40:28 CDT 2004


>>>>> "AS" == Alexander Schmolck <a.schmolck at gmx.net> writes:

    >> What do people think?  If I don't hear any arguments against,
    >> I'll leave the choice with option 1.

    AS> I think ':' is too good for the purpose (it's much easier to
    AS> type then the rest, which seems a waste given that I suspect
    AS> that almost no-one will ever type it -- I at least normally
    AS> find no need to explicitly prefix the magic methods). So I'd
    AS> rather save it for the future and go with % (or &) instead.

That is an excellent point.  I've also never really needed to type '@'
to prefix any of the magic.

cheers,
prabhu




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