[IPython-dev] Cell magics and extensions
hans_meine at gmx.net
Mon Aug 27 05:50:18 EDT 2012
Am Freitag, 8. Juni 2012, 10:06:30 schrieb Jason Grout:
> Or maybe IPython can use git submodules to track an "official" list of
> plugins? I don't know. Having a contrib directory of sorts opens up a
> can of worms, but it also lends a stamp of authority and permanence to
> what may be rather transient development efforts.
A stamp of authority and permanence comes with a lot of responsibility, too,
though. In Mercurial, "stable" extensions are those that... well, turn out to
be stable after using them for months, discussion issues on the list, version
updates with adaptations to API changes, etc.
It would mean a lot of work IMO to have a list of "official" third party
extensions, in terms of testing and maintenance.
Collecting pointers to extensions is a whole diffent thing, and would be
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