Strange Output after IPython Install #836

meawoppl opened this Issue Oct 4, 2011 · 2 comments

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I pulled down the most recent iPython git. Freshly installed setuptools, and the installer produced the following output after installing the read-line module:

SyntaxError: ('invalid syntax', ('c:\python27\lib\site-packages\\share\doc\ipython\examples\newparallel\', 19, 1, '%load_ext parallelmagic\n'))

SyntaxError: ('invalid syntax', ('c:\python27\lib\site-packages\\share\doc\ipython\examples\newparallel\rmt\', 77, 1, '%timeit -r1 -n1 serial_diffs(serial_nmats, serial_matsize)\n'))

Not at all sure what is going on, and I am very new to windows. Are the python magic functions not being caught here somehow? When invoking ipython at the command line, it seems to hang, and aborting with ^C crashes Cygwin!

Running 'python install' fixes the problem. Is this some sort of strange packaging edge case?

IPython member

I'm guessing those files should have an .ipy extension, rather than .py. I don't know why the installer is trying to compile them, though.

IPython member

Yup, we should fix it by changing those file extensions. Done now, pushed.

@fperez fperez closed this in 651e49e Oct 6, 2011
@mattvonrocketstein mattvonrocketstein pushed a commit to mattvonrocketstein/ipython that referenced this issue Nov 3, 2014
@fperez fperez Rename to have .ipy extension examples that use ipython special syntax.
Closes gh-836.
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