[IPython-dev] Why .py files?

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 7 09:40:04 EDT 2005

>>>>> "Edward" == Edward K Ream <edreamleo at charter.net> writes:

    Edward> Could someone please explain the fundamental requirement
    Edward> of section 3.1 (files), namely:

    Edward> "A basic requirement of this project will be that the
    Edward> Python notebooks shall be valid Python source files."

Some of the arguments for using *.py files, and the eventual rejection
of these arguments in favor of XML, as well as Robert Kern's prototype
implementation which uses XML as a storage format, have been discussed
exhaustively on this list in the last few weeks



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