[IPython-dev] IPython issues in Sage

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 15:09:06 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Mike Hansen <mhansen at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Ville's explanation is correct, I'll just give you a tiny bit of
>> detail to clarify things further: ipython executes all user code in a
>> special dict called user_ns.  It *used* to also populate the builtin
>> namespace with a few things, but we're trying to move away as much as
>> possible from this, because having system-wide globals causes all
>> kinds of other problems.
>> Sorry if this one bit you, since it was an API change, but it was for the best.
>> Let us know if Ville's other suggestions don't fully solve your problem.
> Yep, that worked.  Thanks to both of you for the explanation.

Please explain the answer you found here as well, for the benefit of
search engines and others who could bump on the same problem.

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