[Python-ideas] Should iPython Notebook replace Idle

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 22:55:46 CEST 2015

On 04/07/15 22:16, Matthias Bussonnier wrote:

> Well they still have to install CPython to install Jupyter
> and even Python3 if they want multi-user... so I’m not sure that would
> “screw”
> them. (or I don’t get why you mean by screw them).

Release schedules and development would be swallowed into Python. If 
they need a bugfix for Julia or R, they have to wait for the next 
release of Python. There would also be Julia and R related issues in the 
CPython bugtracker.

> One possible, simpler thing would be to ship a minimal python kernel [1]
> that ‘only’ requires PyZMQ.


This would require a C++ compiler. Currently we can build CPython with 
just a C compiler. A language change is not a minor detail.


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