[IPython-dev] Magics, aliases now use raw strings!

Jörgen Stenarson jorgen.stenarson at bostream.nu
Thu Jan 19 13:24:00 EST 2006

Fernando Perez skrev:
> Ville Vainio wrote:
>> On 1/18/06, Jörgen Stenarson <jorgen.stenarson at bostream.nu> wrote:
>>> 2. Fixed support for some international characters (i.e. swedish
>>> åäöÅÄÖ). This is quite a hack but it makes it possible to type most path
>> This is great stuff! Someone else said to have done it but it's a long
>> while ago, and nothing came of it.
>> I say we put a fork of the windows readline on ipython svn (though not
>> under ipython tree). The author of readline said a while ago that it's
>> open source, and he wondered why people can't get around to fixing it
>> on their own and put out their own version. We shouldn't wait for the
>> author to put out the patched version, this is a feature that is
>> sorely needed by quite a few.
> Well, actually we could ship it as a subpackage:
> import IPython.winreadline
> This would also shield us from collisions with stray readline-like 
> libraries which are out there and have caused problems in the past.  
> Adding this as a subpackage to the tree is trivial, and since this 
> module is pure python, it won't cause any problems either at 
> distribution nor at install time.
There is the issue with ctypes dependence for this feature. But it 
reduces the dependence to just one package.

> It adds a little to the package, but it's just 20Kb, that's peanuts 
> these days, even if it gets carried around in *nix pacakges.
> I can send Gary a note to this effect, but I remember he explicitly said 
> he was Ok with the idea, as he has little time for readline 
> maintenance.  We'll keep all original authorship notices, as well as 
> adding a credit in the manual.
> Let's leave this for next week though: I want to push 0.7.1 this 
> weekend, so I don't have any funny surprises on my trip.  So please 
> don't commit it yet, until we've shipped 0.7.1 (or work on a branch if 
> you want to get started, SVN branching is cheap and easy).
Ok, I'll look into packaging my work so far and post during the weekend.


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