[IPython-dev] SQLite kernel

Sylvain Corlay sylvain.corlay at gmail.com
Mon May 5 12:40:32 EDT 2014

Hi Thomas,
I did not see a PR open . Do you have a link to the discussion on this? I
have done some experiments with kernels implemented in Python and I am very
interested in this.

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> On 5 May 2014 08:00, Martin Gadbois <mgadbois at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to develop a SQLite kernel for IPython.
>> Keyword, table and column completion would help building queries, and a
>> dynamic output could resize text columns and have a proper notebook table
>> output.
>> To achieve that, I see two main directions:
>> 1- Have an external kernel  (like
>> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/gist/Carreau/4279371/node-kernel.ipynb)
>> coded in Python since there are no 0MQ bindings for SQLite.
>> 2- Extend IPython itself to support SQLite, since I will need to write
>> Python code anyway to support SQLite.
> We're actually planning to refactor the IPython kernel machinery in the
> next few weeks to make it easier to write kernels in Python. Once this is
> done, you'll be able to create a new kernel by inheriting from a class in
> IPython, and defining methods for execution and completion. So unless you
> need to do it urgently, I'd recommend waiting for that infrastructure, and
> then it will be quite simple.
> Best wishes,
> Thomas
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