[IPython-dev] 0.9 beta, anything left?

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 20:50:06 EDT 2008

>> means special-casing code.  In the new architecture, the magics will
>> be separate objects with a common options parsing machinery that
>> should be uniform, so there's a good chance we'll have to change a bit
>> exactly how this works in the near future.
> I don't mind if the behaviour changes, as long as it's as convenient
> (to type) as using --. However, I don't think forcing the magics to go
> through a common parsing machinery is the optimal way to go; we should
> retain the possibility for the current behaviour that allows free form
> data to be passed to magics.

I agree that magics in general should allow free form syntax.  But I
do feel that if a magic wants to the usual command line style options,
that we should keep to a standard syntax.

> We could also change the character before the release, if the dual
> meaning with long options is a problem. - is something you can type
> without pressing shift on most keyboard layout, so I'd rather leave it
> as it is now.
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