[IPython-user] [IPython-dev] bug in coloured prompt

Thorsten Kampe thorsten@thorstenkampe...
Tue Apr 3 16:18:14 CDT 2007

* Fernando Perez (Tue, 3 Apr 2007 11:03:12 -0600)
> On 4/3/07, Thorsten Kampe <thorsten@thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
> > Where would I have to make the change? In class TermColors?
> Yes, try to make it similar to InputTermColors and see what happens.

Oooooops, it's actually the other way round: if I remove the \001/\002 
from "class InputTermColors" then the outprompt (and the inprompts 
still, too) looks fine.

My conclusion: readline may use those \001 \002 to "properly know the 
length of each line and can wrap lines accordingly" but some Windows 
terminals can't interpret them (or they don't ignore them like they 
should or readline doesn't "eat" them like it should).

Now the question is: why do Windows cmd and Console together with 
Cygwin Python and readline have a problem with those "\001 \002" pairs 
and why do Windows cmd and Console together with Windows Python and 
pyreadline not?!


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