[portland] Python shell designs

Nick Welch mackstann at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 09:39:33 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:03 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been thinking about what it'd take to integrate more graphical
> content directly into the shell.  This has long been a feature of
> Mathematica per http://library.wolfram.com/howtos/images/ and is more
> recently becoming a feature in Haskell
> http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/projects/pivotal/
> I'm thinking that without changing the language, the __repr__ of some
> Graphic type (a mixin?) gives us something more like scalable graphics
> (like a font is scalable).

There was a unix terminal and/or shell program I saw a while back that would
show images right there in the terminal, say, when you did an "ls", but I
can't seem to find it now.

To be scalable, perhaps SVG would be the way to go?
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