[IPython-User] Tab auto-completion in ipdb

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Thu Apr 12 08:33:21 CDT 2012


On 12 April 2012 14:19, Thomas Wiecki <thomas.wiecki@googlemail.com> wrote:
> yes, thanks for specifying the problem further: Tab auto-completion
> doesn't work in ipdb when running qtconsole.

Yep, this is issue 902: https://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/902

>From the Qt console's point of view, the debugger is just an arbitrary
input prompt, so it doesn't know anything about offering completions.
Completion in the Qt console doesn't use readline; it makes a
'completion request' to the kernel, which replies with a list of
possible completions.

Thomas


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