[IPython-dev] ipython on google app engine

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Sat May 24 04:50:48 EDT 2008


I'd love to use ipython on the google app engine. Currently our shell
looks like this:


But I just prefer the ipython style. What I use/like on ipython is just:

1) the look and feel (lines starting with [1] etc.)
2) tab completion
3) ? and ??
4) inteligent up/down arrows history browsing

and I think that's all (sometimes I use some other features, but very
rarely). So when thinking about it again,

1) should be easy to fix, or at least come to a very close look & feel,
2) This will be hard, as it will require an interaction between the
webbrowser and the server. We may learn from Sage, ipython1 or
3) this should be easy, it will simply copy the command to the server,
and in python we'll parse it and return some help
4) will have to be implemented in javascript, but I could also live
without it quite well,

Note, that the requirement is that it runs on the google app server.

What do you think? How does this fit into the ipython1 model? I'd like
to have something now, but also I'd prefer to work on one thing
ipython1, instead of doing things on my own. Also I probably won't
have much time either. But my motivation to run something like
ipython+sympy on google app engine is also big. :)


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