IPython functionality to python [was Re: Some notes]

Fernando Perez fperez528 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 13 09:28:26 CEST 2004


Ville Vainio wrote:

>>>>>> "bearophile" == bearophile  <bearophileHUGS at lycos.com> writes:

>     bearophile> Some of the functions of IPython seem good and simple,
>     bearophile> and I think some of them can be integrated into the
>     bearophile> main Python line.
> 
> IPython will be going through a Grand Cleanup Real Soon Now (as
> Fernando Perez' time permits). Before that, integration of the
> functionality probably isn't the smart thing to do.

Coming, coming :)  Seriously, 0.6.4 is ready, I'm just giving the 2 week break
for the BSD licensing I said I would.  I consider 0.6.4 the 'end of the line',
and I've started already rejecting requests for more changes/improvements, so
the Grand Cleanup doesn't get delayed any longer.  

As there seems to be interest from various projects in having ipython as a good
interactive shell (which is obviously the kind of use I want to see), the need
for such a cleanup is becoming more pressing.  Given the unfortunate reality
that ipython only gets the scraps of my 'free' time, helping hands would be
quite welcome (though be ready to dive into a big code hairball if you sign up
for the job :)

Best,

f




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