[IPython-dev] Cell Magic names

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 00:53:41 EDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think there are two questions:
> * Will this actually break something?

Actually, no :)  It's kind of sick, but it's fine from an
implementation perspective...

The magic dispatch mechanism simply looks up the block of characters
between the %% marker and the first space as a key in a dict.  So
pretty much any non-whitespace string will do.  MMh, I guess you could
use the empty string too, probably.  Though that may be one loose
screw too many ;)

> * Is another name for this magic clearer?

I don't know, I kind of like it... But it may be too much cuteness in
the long run...



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