Hi,

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:49:27PM +0200, Jeroen Demeyer wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> is there anybody who uses the functions reset() or restore() from
> src/sage/misc/reset.pyx


Various users are frequently asking for this, see e.g. this 3-hours-old
question on ask:
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/34855/how-to-kill-a-variable/

Ciao,
Thierry






> They are meant to "reset" the global state in the interactive session to
> what it was when Sage started up. This seems useless (why not just quit Sage
> and restart it?) and dangerous (it resets global variables but not all other
> places potentially storing global state).
> 
> I should also mention that the implementation of these functions is quite
> hacky, relying on Cython's old-style-globals behaviour and using the magic
> sage_mode variable (set on Sage startup).
> 
> I would prefer to remove these functions (after a deprecation period
> obviously). Thoughts?
> 
> 
> Jeroen.
> 
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