[IPython-dev] (no subject)

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 17:51:33 EDT 2014

On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Sjoerd de Vries <sjdv1982 at gmail.com> wrote:

> is system-shell-replacement no longer within the scope of IPython, ?

Just to be clear, being  a system shell replacement was *never* within the
scope of IPython :)

The sh profile was mostly a 'party trick' that could be useful in some
circumstances, but that's it.

Even as biased as I may be to the "ipython everywhere" idea, I *still*
think it's not a very good idea to have a tool as complex as IPython
playing a role of system shell.  That's a job where simplicity and
robustness should be more important than fancy features.

Having said that, we're always happy to see the community build custom
tools that fit their personal needs, even if it's not something that makes
sense for the project as a whole.



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