[IPython-dev] Last checks on release notes for 0.10

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 11:44:08 EDT 2009

On 2009-08-04 05:56, Fernando Perez wrote:

> * IPython includes a copy of Steven Bethard's argparse_ in the
>    :mod:`IPython.external` package, so we can use it internally and it is also
>    available to any IPython user.  By installing it in this manner, we ensure
>    zero conflicts with any system-wide installation you may already have while
>    minimizing external dependencies for new users.

> * The :mod:`argparse` module has been added to :mod:`IPython.external`.


Also, argparse 1.0 was just released. It shouldn't break anything to upgrade 
IPython's copy. Of course, we're also not using any of the new features or bug 
fixes in IPython itself, but I would want to in my kernmagic library.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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