[IPython-dev] What readline features do people use?

Fernando Perez fperez at colorado.edu
Fri May 23 20:58:37 CDT 2003


Gary Bishop wrote:
> I've got a Python implementation of GNU readline that seems to make 
> IPython happy. It does filename and set_completer style completion, has 
> most of Emacs mode, and generally feels to me like I think IPython should.
> 
[snip...]
> Perhaps I should release something and see what people holler about?

That's probably the best approach.  As long as the basic stuff works 
(attribute/keyword/filename completion, basic line editing...), most people 
will be super happy.  As requests come by, you can always add more stuff. 
Don't over-engineer it now, there's plenty more to do :)

Cheers,

f




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