[IPython-dev] Prompt manager

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 20:19:42 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 :)

Yes in areas like this disagreement does many times indicate
insufficient understanding of the problem.  I appreciate your
willingness to pause and make sure we understand the technical issue,
but if you and Min do feel like there is a reasonable amount of
clarity for you, please do move forward.  But let's continue the
disucssion on the PR.

> 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.

Sounds good!



> Cheers,
> f

Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com

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