[IPython-dev] Re: Changes to Notebook Format

Hans Meine hans_meine at gmx.net
Wed Aug 3 05:26:57 EDT 2005

On Wednesday 03 August 2005 07:13, Robert Kern wrote:
> Any interleaving of stdout and stderr is an accident.
This is an extreme point of view. ;-)

> The whole point of 
> having two different streams is that they can be handled separately and
> piped to two different locations.
I agree.

> stderr messages need to be written 
> with that in mind for any piece of code.
Right, but..

> Usually, they are, [...]
..I don't agree 100% here.

And it really *can* be misleading if the "order" is wrong (i.e. not 
chronological) - people are just too used to it from e.g. system shells.

It's still a feature in my perspective that's not too unimportant and I don't 
see why it "complicates document generation".  Just because there is not 
maximally one error, one output cell belonging to one input, but an ordered 
alternating sequence?


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