[IPython-dev] [IPython-user] On Eggs and the striping of docs & examples

Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Jan 26 03:18:44 EST 2006

Quoting Ville Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com>:

> On 1/26/06, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> > The stable branch should live up to its name: let's not break backwards
> > compatibility unless there is a _strong, compelling_ reason to do so.
> > Convenience, cleanup, tidyness, are NOT strong and compelling.
> I have no intention to break backwards compatibility anywhere so you
> can relax about this; it's more of a documentation/encouragement
> issue. It would still work as usual.

OK, good.  Encouraging people to use ?, that I fully agree with.  I never use
the p* functions myself, but seeing that tutorial made me realize someone out
there may like them.  I happen to think that ? does the job better, and that's
pretty much all I ever use.

I just wanted to make sure we're on the same page regarding backwards
compatibility, for the benefit of users who may rely on ipython as a component
of a larger system.



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