[IPython-dev] Prompt manager

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 19:11:33 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am still not thrilled, but I am fine being out voted on this.  But I
> do think it makes sense to think more about exactly how it would work.

Well, the fact that we all disagree to some extent here is a good sign
that we haven't fully found the best solution to the problem.

So rather than rushing into a majority vote, I think our best approach
is to keep thinking about it and understanding the design space and
constraints.  Sorry if it sounded like I was trying to 'outvote you',
that wasn't my intent: I just wanted to bring their perspective to the
table.  In the past, more often than not we've seen how technical
disagreement is a sign of insufficient understanding of a problem from
one or more of us, and a good time to simply continue to mull over the
problem.  We're typically pretty good at agreeing once we've really
found a good solution, so let's continue to trust that our instincts
will work this time too :)

We're in no major rush to make a decision here, and it's a fairly
important question about the architecture of frontends and how they
interact with the kernel and the user's namespace.  I posted on the PR
discussion (https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/507), where it
seems we can continue most cleanly focused around the code, what I
understand so far of the design boundaries.  With a little patience,
we should be able to figure out a really good solution to the whole
thing that we're all happy with in the long term.



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