[IPython-dev] Towards IPython 1.0, the famous big cleanup

Frédéric Mantegazza mantegazza at ill.fr
Fri Apr 15 07:19:56 EDT 2005

Le Vendredi 15 Avril 2005 01:19, Fernando Perez a écrit :

> The changes made for Frederic Mantegazza/PyMAD showed at the same time
> that the current code can really be used for fairly sophisticated things,
> but that the architectural limitations make much of this painful.  The
> fact that it looks pretty robust in such an environment makes me
> comfortable calling a 'deep freeze' which will probably last several
> months (ipython is a 'spare time' project, after all).

I just want to say that using IPython is really great. We chose it for our 
application to avoid the need to re-write all its wonderfull features 
(completion, history, magic commands...).

Our application also use Pyro, a remote server objects, and using Pyro 
within IPython needed to add some little hack in IPython. At first, 
Fernando explained me how to do these hacks, and in the same time, started 
to add some hooks in its code. The 0.6.13 version contains all these 
hooks :o)

Users are very happy of the completion and docstrings on Pyro remote 
objects, to have a customizable prompt (which is used as a simple status 
bar), to have a simplified traceback on PyMAD exceptions and to be able to 
mix up python code and magic commands in batch files.

So, I would like to thank you again, Fernando, for the great job you did 
during the last months. I really appreciate. And don't worry, I think I 
will have some more ideas to interact with IPython, for the 1.0 relase ;o)

PS : and I confirm that IPython is very robust, has our application runs 24 
hours a day, without any problem.


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