[IPython-dev] Configuration, hooks and plugins
Tue Jun 30 17:44:26 CDT 2009
> I like Mercurial's approach. Plugins are just Python packages/modules
> exposing a
> particular API. Having those packages installed *does not* enable them. To
> enable them, you list the ones you want in the configuration file. Truth be
> told, that's fairly similar to the current situation: you just import the
> appropriate things in your ipy_user_conf.py and maybe activate them, except
> there is no standardized plugin API.
I too like this approach and a definitely think installing and
enabling should be two different steps.
How does Mercurial declare/discover plugins? Does it use setuptools?
I will look at this. Because IPython plugin's are often extremely
lightweight, it would be nice if users could simply drop them into
.ipython/plugins for installation.
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
> that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it
> an underlying truth."
> -- Umberto Eco
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