[IPython-user] Re: OSX tab completion
notmuch at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 21:36:05 CST 2005
So the solution is to get python source, fix readline.c and configure,
make install. Right?
Yes, Fink's version of python & ipython work fine.
On Apr 1, 2005, at 10:17 PM, Robert Kern wrote:
> Fernando Perez wrote:
>> Robert Kern wrote:
>>> And it works! Thank you for grepping where I dare not!
>> Glad to hear that. Do not fear grep, it is a gentle beast despite
>> its awkward appearance :)
> I fear not grep. I fear readline!
>> Question: did we establish whether fink also suffers from this
>> problem? It might be worth adding a note concerning this to the
> While I can't check personally, with your information I am almost
> positive that Fink, in any sensible configuration, will not exhibit
> this problem. The problem with Apple's Python was that it was not
> configured with readline, so the autoconf macros relating to readline
> never got triggered. Building readline after the fact without taking
> these into consideration are causing the problem.
> Fink Python build-depends on readline, so the autoconf macros do get
> triggered. I earlier questioned Eric's statement that Fink worked
> out-of-box because I had thought the only two paths for changing that
> behavior were through configuration settings and changing the readline
> library itself, and Fink does not significantly patch readline. And I
> also inherently mistrust Fink, but that is apparently beside the
> point. ;-)
> Robert Kern
> rkern at ucsd.edu
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