[IPython-dev] IPEP 7: Notebook dependent frontends

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 19:20:48 EST 2012

I don't disagree that we want IPython to be useful as a library, I
just didn't think that is what this IPEP was going to be about

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be better to add some kind of "rejected" status to the IPEP,
>> similar to regular Python PEPs?  In fact, I find the status part of regular
>> PEPs to be the most useful part, because it's otherwise not clear if the PEP
>> was already implemented, or being implemented, or still being
>> written/discussed, or rejected, or what.
> This sounds like a good idea in general, though I do still think this
> IPEP is worth considering.
> The Notebook currently imposes a number of major limitations that
> inhibit development by third parties. There's growing, and already
> significant, interest in using the IPython Notebook in ways that
> IPython Dev are unlikely to work on directly. I think it's important
> to have IPython work well as a library for reuse, and this IPEP at
> least opens up exploration of how that can be achieved on one
> important front, web clients.
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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