[IPython-dev] Do we have an get_ipython_dir

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net@gmail....
Wed Sep 3 17:15:31 CDT 2008

I will create a get_ipython_dir function in genutils.

I do want this to go into the 0.9 release as it will enable me to fix
something that we want to get right before we release...

I would like to create a ~/.ipython/security directory to put the furl
files and ssl certificates into.  Are people OK with me putting this
in the 0.9 release?  I consider this a bug that should be fixed ASAP.



On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The reason that I ask is that we have get_home_dir repeated twice:
>> genutils.py
>> IPython/config/cutils.py
>> I want to get rid of one of these.  IPython/config/cutils.py also has
>> an get_ipython_dir.py, but I don't think this is the right place for
>> this.
>> Also pulling the value from IP won't work in my case because I need it
>> for the controller and engines, which (for now) don't have a full IP
>> instance.
>> Is this the right logic from ipmaker.py:
>>    # Platform-dependent suffix and directory names.  We use _ipython instead
>>    # of .ipython under win32 b/c there's software that breaks with .named
>>    # directories on that platform.
>>    if os.name == 'posix':
>>        rc_suffix = ''
>>        ipdir_def = '.ipython'
>>    else:
>>        rc_suffix = '.ini'
>>        ipdir_def = '_ipython'
>>    # default directory for configuration
>>    ipythondir_def = os.path.abspath(os.environ.get('IPYTHONDIR',
>>                                 os.path.join(IP.home_dir,ipdir_def)))
>> If so, I will make a get_ipython_dir function in genutils and remove
>> the cruft from config/cutils.py
> Yes.  Even if it's not ideal, having it in a function will let us clean it up.
> Cheers,
> f

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