[IPython-user] OSX tab completion
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Mar 31 13:43:58 CST 2005
> When I do tab completion for anything, I get an extra space at the end.
> In : import datetime
> In : datetime<blank space> .
> In : cd /
> In : cd usr/<blank space>local
> This extra space pretty much takes away the convenience/speed of tab
> completion. I noticed someone had asked a similar question last month
> but no resolution. I am so hooked to this can't work without tab
> I think this has to do with the readline module as similar behavior
> happens when I use tab completion in python interpreter.
This is the killer: since the problem is in the underlying readline, there is
nothing I can do on the ipython side to help. It seems to me that you should
try to track this as an OSX-specific python bug (things are OK under linux).
That is, unless one of our OSX users can offer a solution, which would be great.
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