[IPython-user] OSX tab completion

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Mar 31 13:43:58 CST 2005

Chu wrote:
> When I do tab completion for anything, I get an extra space at the end.
> eg:
> In [1]: import datetime
> In [2]: datetime<blank space> .
> ...
> In [7]: cd /
> /
> In [8]: cd usr/<blank space>local
> This extra space pretty much takes away the convenience/speed of tab 
> completion. I noticed someone had asked a similar question last month 
> but no resolution. I am so hooked to this can't work without tab 
> completion.
> I think this has to do with the readline module as similar behavior 
> happens when I use tab completion in python interpreter.

This is the killer: since the problem is in the underlying readline, there is 
nothing I can do on the ipython side to help.  It seems to me that you should 
try to track this as an OSX-specific python bug (things are OK under linux). 
That is, unless one of our OSX users can offer a solution, which would be great.



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