[IPython-user] auto_edit problems

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Feb 1 11:16:03 CST 2006

Ville Vainio wrote:
> On 1/31/06, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
>>Under win32, it now defaults to looking for _ipython.  It used to be .ipython,
>>but we changed it a while back to accomodate broken win32 software which gets
>>confused by dotted directory names.  But this was a mistake: given that
>>ipython honors the IPYTHONDIR variable, users needing a name other than
>>.ipython can always set their own systems to use this.
> As a win32 users I don't consider it a mistake - setting environment
> variables is excessively hard in windows (control panel use needed). I
> can add a warning if ".ipython" exists but is not used, but in SVN
> _ipython will be the way forward.

No worries on trunk: this change will only be made on chainsaw/1.0, so it's 
(far) in the future.  I won't touch trunk/ with backwards-incompatible changes.



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