[IPython-dev] Where should __future__ statements affect the interactive environment.

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 15:48:49 EDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Aaron Meurer <asmeurer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe it would be useful to have an %import magic, which would just
> temporarily add the file path to the front of the python path and
> import the file.  I don't know if it would be useful, though, and the
> differences between it and %run would be subtle and probably not
> really understood by non-expert Python users.

Yes, I think something like that is more likely to cause confusion than help.

As long as we have *a* policy re. __future__ in %run, we can just
document it, which is really what's missing: an explicit and
documented discussion of what to do re. __future__ in the various
parts of ipython...



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