[IPython-user] Cygwin Auto-completion Problems

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Mon Jan 23 13:52:31 CST 2006


Tom Purl wrote:
> When using the latest version of IPython with Cygwin, I noticed the
> following problem.  Let's assume that I type the following into IPython:
> 
>   In [1]: import sys
>   In [2]: sys.pa<tab>
>   sys.path                 sys.path_hooks           sys.path_importer_cache
>   In [2]: sys.pathth<return>
>   Out[2]:
>   ['',
>    '/usr/local/bin',
>    '/usr/local/lib/python24.zip',
>    '/usr/local/lib/python2.4',
>    '/usr/local/lib/python2.4/plat-cygwin',
>    '/usr/local/lib/python2.4/lib-tk',
>    '/usr/local/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload',
>    '/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages',
>    '/home/someusername/.ipython']
> 
> Line 4 above does not contain a typo.  After typing 'sys.pa' followed by
> the tab key, that's what I get.  After hitting the tab key, it displays
> the auto-complete options and then automatically fills in the line with
> 'sys.pathth' instead of 'sys.path'.
> 
> Has anyone else ever seen anything like this on Cygwin?

Mmh, sorry but I don't use win32 myself.  I just wanted to confirm that this 
doesn't happen under linux, so it's some kind of windows-specific issue.  One 
of our win32 experts will probably be able to help here.

Cheers,

f




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