[ESS] feature request: shell support

Sparapani, Rodney rsparapa at mcw.edu
Tue Dec 17 22:28:06 CET 2013

On Tue, 2013-12-17 at 20:46 +0000, Stephen Eglen wrote:
> To throw another idea into the mix (for Christmas!).  I met with
> Stefan
> Karpinski (a Julia developer) recently who suggested they had good
> experience working with 'ipython' as a communication protocol between
> Julia and the notebook viewer.  
> As I understood 'ipython' is the name given to the interface that
> hooks
> up 'backends' like Python and Julia with 'frontends' like a notebook
> viewer (within a browser) or the Emacs frontend:
>   http://tkf.github.io/emacs-ipython-notebook/
> JSON is used to communicate data.  Is that efficient enough for our
> purpose in the future if/when we get round to rewriting ESS to remove
> the
> comint approach?
> Stephen

Hi Stephen:

If it is already implemented, then it is efficient enough.  By that I
mean, we don't want to re-invent the wheel; we want to use off-the-shelf


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