[IPython-dev] cell magics
jason-sage at creativetrax.com
Sat Feb 16 18:19:54 EST 2013
On 2/16/13 4:07 PM, Jason Grout wrote:
> (b) the bash-like syntax is just as powerful. But it's certainly not.
> With a bash-like syntax that isn't valid python code, but just a string,
> I cannot pass in python objects directly. I can do that if my
> parameters are valid python syntax. This is a lesson IPython learned
> when it decided on a rich pyout/display_data/stream output system
> instead of just passing on a stdout string. It makes sense to apply
> that same lesson here to the string decorator inputs.
Another point on this. Since we use straight python instead of a custom
string-based syntax, we can do:
Using straight python instead of a custom string-based file format is
something I learned from IPython when you guys made your config files
actually just python files. I find it somewhat ironic now that you are
arguing against making something more pythonic, and implicitly rejecting
the programmability and power of having a pythonic syntax :).
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