[Python-ideas] Should iPython Notebook replace Idle

Matthias Bussonnier bussonniermatthias at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 23:04:48 CEST 2015

> On Jul 4, 2015, at 13:55, Sturla Molden <sturla.molden at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 bug tracker.

Ah, in that sens... I analyse “screwed" in the sens “they could not use it anymore”.
Yes, the release schedule would be annoying I guess.  

>> One possible, simpler thing would be to ship a minimal python kernel [1]
>> that ‘only’ requires PyZMQ.
> Only?
> This would require a C++ compiler. Currently we can build CPython with just a C compiler. A language change is not a minor detail.

That was the quotes around my “only”. I should have marked them more. 

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