[IPython-user] Re: OSX tab completion

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Fri Apr 1 21:53:50 CST 2005

Chanchal G wrote:
> So the solution is to get python source, fix readline.c and configure, 
> make install. Right?

No, that would give you a whole new Python, which is overkill, and 
readline.c wouldn't need fixing in that case. The answer is to get 
readline.c, a suitable setup.py (one is floating around), add

   define_macros=[('HAVE_RL_COMPLETION_APPEND_CHARACTER', None)],

to the list of arguments to the Extension(), and build yourself a 
readline.so .

> Yes, Fink's version of python & ipython work fine.


Robert Kern
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