[IPython-user] Embedded IPython and readline under MacOS-X

Frédéric Mantegazza mantegazza at ill.fr
Mon Apr 4 03:33:24 CDT 2005


Here is a strange behaviour of IPython under MacOS-X:

- If I start IPython in a shell, with ipython script, readline is available 
and completion and history work fine.

- If I start IPython from IPShellEmbed class, then readline is not 
available, so completion and history do not work.

Under Linux, readline is available in both cases. Why not under MacOS-X ? 
Could it be a system config problem ? Could someone try this code under 

from IPython.Shell import IPShellEmbed

argv = ["-pi1", ">>> ", "-po", " "]
ipshell = IPShellEmbed(argv)

Is readline available ?



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