[IPython-user] Re: IPython WinXP readline support

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Jun 30 16:42:50 CDT 2004

Marc Sibson wrote:
> Hello,  
> Thanks for the quick response.  I was doing clean installs between tests.  
> After some further digging I found the problem.  ctypes relies on win32con from
> the pywin32 package found at
> http://www.python.org/download/download_windows.html.  I didn't notice the
> dependency documented anywhere, nor do I know why it silently failed to import
> it, but as soon as I installed pywin32 auto-complete + colors worked.  

OK.  Thanks for the information, because this looks a bit subtle.  I'll add 
this to the documentation, I'm sure more than one person could easily fall 
into this trap.

I'm glad it works now for you.



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