[IPython-user] Alternative %store behavior
Mon Apr 21 18:01:50 CDT 2008
On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Ville M. Vainio <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This makes sense, I added ipy_jot.py as such to Extensions.
> However, perhaps we should consider making this a bit more transparent
> to the user as well. ipy_jot.py could be improved so that it would
> create deferred stubs of all the %jot-ted variables to user_ns on
> startup, and when the user just enters the variable name it loads up
> the value (and shows the notes/etc). This can be done with
I agree a summary of the stored variable should be shown to the users
upon startup, but I think it might not be the desired behavior to
build deferred stubs of all the jot-ted variables in the user_ns,
1. Users might point the names of these stubs to newly created
objects, and the code that does the loading with
IPython.generics,result_display will successfully display the new
objects and lose the ability to load the variables jotted down.
2. with all the tab-completion that recognize the deferred stubs,
people usually do not want to deal with all the records jotted down.
This is especially true if those variables are different versions of
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