[IPython-dev] Namespace pollution and a kernel panel

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 17:26:30 EDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Bob McElrath <bob+ipython at mcelrath.org>wrote:

> MinRK [benjaminrk at gmail.com] wrote:
> >
> > But I think that's not feasible to actually enforce in Python, since
> arbitrary
> > code can cause arbitrary effects anywhere in the Python runtime.
> Just fork().

Not all code is not fork-safe. Most pertinent would be the zmq
context/sockets used  by the kernel to communicate.

So this might work, as long as you don't need to actually see any outputs :)

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