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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Oct 30 19:16:12 CDT 2007


Robert Kern wrote:
> Boyd Waters wrote:
>> On Oct 26, 2007, at 7:50 PM, emoy@apple.com wrote:
>>
>>> It right there in my original message (and in the python man page).   
>>> You have to use EditLine syntax:
>>>
>>> readline.parse_and_bind ("bind ^I rl_complete")
>> Edward's example of using EditLine syntax works for my "raw python"  
>> test:
>>
>> $ python
>>  >>> import rlcompleter
>>  >>> import readline
>>  >>> readline.parse_and_bind ("bind ^I rl_complete")
>>
>>  >>> readline.[TAB KEY PRESSED]
>> readline.__class__                    
>> readline.__class__                   readline.__class__
>> readline.__delattr__                  
>> readline.__delattr__                 readline.__dict__
>> ...
> 
> Try typing "b".

Sorry, I misread your post. I meant that trying that with a readline module
compiled against GNU readline interferes with typing "b". So, unfortunately, you
can't just issue both commands hoping that the library will just ignore the
wrong one.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco



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