[IPython-dev] Jython support in ipython

Jim Baker jbaker at zyasoft.com
Tue Oct 26 15:28:56 EDT 2010


On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:

> We are using Python 2.6 pretty aggressively in the IPython codebase.
> I can't remember all the things we are using at this point, but I know
> we are using abc's and the improved Popen stuff as well as print as
> you mention.  But, our usage of abc's is probably the most difficult
> to get around at this point.

Jython 2.6+ will support ABCs, but that has work that has just begun. Given
that, we probably should adopt this plan:

   1. Create a jython-ipython fork of 0.10.1; publish this on PyPI
   2. Port relevant changes to ipython trunk so that stock ipython can be
   installed for Jython 2.6+

One of the first 2.6 features I would expect would be implemented is ABCs,
because a variety of new or rewritten components in the stdlib depend on ABC

(Jython 2.6+ here means we will at least 2.6 functionality with some 2.7
features, and possibly it will be released as 2.7 instead.)

- Jim
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