[IPython-dev] Cell magics and extensions

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Fri Jun 8 11:30:38 CDT 2012

It might make sense to create a separate repo in the ipython github
org to put all of the third party extensions into.  The benefit of
this is that we could make %install_ext work by name for those
extensions, rather than full URL.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 8:06 AM, Jason Grout <jason-sage@creativetrax.com> wrote:
> On 6/8/12 9:18 AM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
>> On 8 June 2012 14:49, Jason Grout<jason-sage@creativetrax.com>  wrote:
>>> Is there any commitment on githubs part for how long gists last?  I
>>> thought they were rather short term things.
>> Good point. I can't see any statement about it, but I don't get the
>> impression that they're short term - they are mini repositories, after
>> all. I can still access my gists from over a year ago.
> If we point people to using gists, we probably should also tell them
> that it is a convenient way to host their code (with no guarantees about
> future availability), and they should maintain a copy (i.e., a clone of
> the gist repository) somewhere where they know it is more permanent.
> Or maybe IPython can use git submodules to track an "official" list of
> plugins?  I don't know.  Having a contrib directory of sorts opens up a
> can of worms, but it also lends a stamp of authority and permanence to
> what may be rather transient development efforts.
> Thanks,
> Jason
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com

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