[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] I need feedback: new escape for @magics?
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Sep 30 11:46:55 CDT 2004
Prabhu Ramachandran schrieb:
>>>>>>"AS" == Alexander Schmolck <a.schmolck at gmx.net> writes:
> >> What do people think? If I don't hear any arguments against,
> >> I'll leave the choice with option 1.
> AS> I think ':' is too good for the purpose (it's much easier to
> AS> type then the rest, which seems a waste given that I suspect
> AS> that almost no-one will ever type it -- I at least normally
> AS> find no need to explicitly prefix the magic methods). So I'd
> AS> rather save it for the future and go with % (or &) instead.
> That is an excellent point. I've also never really needed to type '@'
> to prefix any of the magic.
OK, I'll go along with '%' then, and leave ':' aside for some as-yet-undecided
future use. It is true that explicit magic escaping should almost never be
necessary, so a good character shouldn't be wasted on it.
Again, I really appreciate the feedback from everyone on this. It's a
relatively minor point, but I'd rather not make a decision that later feels
like a wart.
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