[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] I need feedback: new escapefor @magics?
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Sep 29 12:36:57 CDT 2004
Robin Siebler schrieb:
> How about using another mostly unused key like ~ or an ALT+NUMPAD code?
~ is not mostly unused under unix environments, quite the opposite :)
Besides, it's a valid unary operator, so this is already perfectly correct
I must choose something which is invalid python syntax _forever_, hence the
appeal of binary ops, or something like a closing bracket as the first
character. I need the sequence to be, by definition, invalid python.
Alt+numpad is not a good idea: laptops don't have separate numpads, and I
don't even want to get into keyboard event handling across platforms. There
may be a unified way to get such codes under windows, but it's certainly not
the case across Linux, Solaris, AIX, mac OSX, ...
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