Today I encountered the possibility to call functions using a rather odd slash-syntax in the iPython console. It worked for me using iPython 2 and 3 on both Windows and Linux as well as in the Notebook but not in a regular Python console. An example of what I mean:
In : def test(): ...: print 'hello' In : / test hello
As I wrote, this works in the iPython-console but raises
SyntaxError in the regular one. Is there any partical reason for this iPython-specific syntax of calling functions?