[IPython-User] iPython 1.2 not restoring aliases, history, etc.

Andrew Gerard andrew@kinetifex....
Tue Mar 20 19:43:09 CDT 2012

Many thanks guys, adding...

c.StoreMagic.autorestore = True

...to the ipython_config.py did the trick.
And yes, I agree and request that this be the default.

Thanks for the help!

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20 March 2012 21:56, Paul Ivanov <pivanov314@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a reason that autorestore isn't True by default? We
> > should add the ability to restore without having to change
> > configs or having to pass --StoreMagic.autorestore=True when
> > starting the process. I see that %store -r works for object (like
> > the example above) but not for aliases.
> I think it's off by default as a matter of least surprise. If it was
> on, you could experiment with %store, and later find mysterious
> variables kept turning up in your namespace, with no indication of
> where they were from. Without the default config, I think that closing
> IPython and restarting it should give you a completely blank slate.
> We should have a way to selectively restore things like aliases, as
> well as a manual load-everything-from-store option.
> > We should also update %store's documentation either way.
> Agreed. Sorry, I overlooked it when I was updating that bit of the code.
> Thomas
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