[IPython-dev] IPython on Python 3 - script names

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 13:26:50 EST 2011


On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 4:39 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The target for IPython on Python 3 is that you'll be able to install it side
> by side with standard IPython, on systems where both Python 2 and Python 3
> are installed. At present, the IPython packages will be correctly installed
> to separate library folders, but the scripts (sitting in /usr/bin or
> equivalent) will collide. So I'd like to come up with a consistent way to
> name the scripts so that they're clearly distinguished.
> At present, I'm thinking of something like:
> ipython-3k
> ipython-3k-qtconsole

I think this makes a lot of sense.  +1 from me.



> This keeps it short, but hopefully makes it clear that it's not IPython
> version 3 (a problem with, say, 'ipython3'). On the other hand, it does lead
> to some conflicts for tab completion: with both versions installed,
> ipython-<tab> will turn up two of every frontend available (-qtconsole,
> -3k-qtconsole), plus -3k.
> Does anyone have any thoughts or preferences?
> Thanks,
> Thomas
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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