[IPython-dev] Revival of %store (pspersistence)?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Nov 1 12:24:49 CDT 2010

On 11/1/10 11:20 AM, Hans Meine wrote:
> Hi again,
> yet another question concerning newer IPythons: I have just missed %store,
> which I happened to use a lot (and happily) in the past, but has gone into
> quarantine/ in 0.10.  I have had a quick look at the code (encouraged by all
> the recent talk about the nicer codebase) and wonder what the main reasons are
> that this has gone?  (Let's put it like this: limited manpower aside, are
> there any non-obvious roadblocks?)

Personally, I dislike the %store functionality as it is currently written. Among 
other things, I don't like that it restores all of the variables at the start of 
the session. Every time I've used it, I've forgotten about the %stored variables 
until I begin to investigate why it takes ipython so long to start up.

I wouldn't mind its being brought back as an extension, though.

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 had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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