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

Ville Vainio vivainio at kolumbus.fi
Tue Apr 19 14:05:27 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 12:27 -0600, Fernando Perez wrote:

> > Do we need a magic system at all?

> Well, that's pretty much what they do today.  It's just that making a new 
> magic involves binding by hand an instance method with a special name, for 
> example:

Yeah, but it's still "magic system". It could be just a bunch of normal
python objects, visible normally, without a need to lookup a special
dictionary of magic methods (and another for aliases, etc.).

Of course it would work pretty much the same, but it would be simpler
and more orthogonal.

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