[IPython-dev] Re: ipython cvs on NT4 with readline and color

Gary Bishop gb at cs.unc.edu
Wed Dec 3 12:40:06 CST 2003


How did you fix the reference to the python22 dll? Using the version 
string somehow?

Also, I don't see the garbling here but I haven't tried Python23 
either, maybe it is related. It would be a great help if you could edit 
Console.py up at the top and change the 0 in the logging code to a 1 
and run it.

# primitive debug printing that won't interfere with the screen
if 0: <--- change this to 1
  fp = open('debug.txt', 'w')
  def log(s):
    print >>fp, s
  def log(s):

Then run it and look at the resulting debug.txt file. It should show 
the characters that got sent in.


On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 10:53:09 -0700 "Fernando Perez" 
<fperez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> Hi Sean,

> I'm replying with copy to the ipython list, in case one of the Windows 
> experts can also comment on this (Gary?)

> Sean David Richards wrote:
>> Hi Fernando,

>> Thanks for creating such a great tool !

> Thanks for the kind comments, I'm glad you find it useful.

>> I have been using ipython for a while now primarily on my Linux box at 
>> home, but also on NT4 on my office machine at university. Saw your 
>> latest posting on the ipython-dev list about readline and colors with 
>> ipython on windows. This is a great step forward as lack of readline on 
>> windows is a real curse. Setting it all up is easy though there are a 
>> couple of minor points. I know you don't work on windows but you could 
>> perhaps pass these on to the relevant person(s).
>> Console.py in the readline package is version specific. i.e it is hard 
>> coded to use python22. Line 177 is ...
>> self.inputHookPtr = 
>> c_int.from_address(addressof(cdll.python22.PyOS_InputHook)).value

>> Colors and readline work fine (after fixing the above) however the 
>> python prompt is now garbled  with a+?x instead of  >>>

>> I will keep an eye on the ipython mailing lists (I just read the web 
>> archives) to see if there is any resolution and if I manage to make any 
>> progress myself will let you know.

> Thanks for this info, and if you or anyone else makes any progress on 
> this, please post to the list (or privately).  Once this settles a bit, 
> I'll add a section to the manual on how to do the Windows 
> configuration.  Perhaps Gary or another windows user can sketch a 
> minimal writeup of the necessary steps?  It can be mailed to me in any 
> format, but either plain text or LyX/TeX would be better than word 
> processing formats.

> Gary, I just saw your message about how busy you are, so don't worry.  
> I very much appreciate your contributions already, and I'm still 
> working on some Gnuplot and localization bugs (not in cvs yet), so 
> there's no rush.

> Best,

> Fernando.

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