[IPython-dev] [Pythonmac-SIG] readline support for OS X Leopard

Michael Vanlandingham m.vanland@gmail....
Mon Oct 29 16:44:22 CDT 2007


FWIW, this patch works for me.  I'm on IPython 0.8.2.svn.r2841.

This was driving me nuts for some time -- after all, the _Ruby_ shell  
(irb) had tab-completion in Leopard, so why shouldn't Python/ 
iPython?   I hadn't found the time to figure out a solution, so hooray  
for user communities.  I say commit the change.

Thanks -- you guys made my day!
Michael


On Oct 27, 2007, at 11:25 AM, Fernando Perez wrote:

> On 10/27/07, Boyd Waters <bwaters@nrao.edu> wrote:
>> OK, thanks... I'll try to put something in ipy_defaults.py
>>
>> I'm trying to come up to speed on the new style configuration. I'll
>> try looking through Trac for more info as well.
>
> Honestly, this is so important that I'd rather have it in the core so
> it works for any user, without bugging them about updating their
> config setup or having to think at all.  If they have requested
> readline support, then it should just work.  We already have
> platform-specific code to work around a  things in Windows, having a
> little bit of Leopard support doesn't bother me one bit.
>
> Have a look at the attached patch, and if something like that works
> well, we can easily just drop it in.
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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