[IPython-dev] Templating library for IPython

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 14:07:47 EST 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 22:05, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > What do people think about this plan?
> There's another point in favor of jinja2: it's what sphinx uses.  This
> means:
> - we're already somewhat familiar with it (at least those of us who
> have messed with customizing sphinx builds at the template level)
> - it may make it easier to produce high-quality html via sphinx
> integration from notebooks.
> > How would we handle the dependency issue?  We could put jinja2 in
> > externals, but we would have to change all of its import statements.
> Yes, the dependency question is the one that bothers me...  No good
> ideas right now, I'm afraid.

The notebook has two external dependencies already (pyzmq, tornado).  Why
should we ship jinja ourselves, especially when it's by far the most common
and largest of the three?


> Thanks for doing the legwork!
> f
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