[IPython-user] Old 'broken terminal' bug finally fixed

Lev Givon lev@columbia....
Fri Apr 18 17:33:43 CDT 2008

Received from Fernando Perez on Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 06:11:51PM EDT:
> Hi all,
> there's a very old, *extremely* annoying bug that multiple people have
> asked about (on list and in person) that is finally just fixed.  The
> behavior was that at some point during a normal session, after a call
> to 'foo?', your terminal would be totally messed up, with no displayed
> input.  You could (blindly) type !reset to issue the system terminal
> reset command, but that would only help until the next time foo? was
> called, and the problem would then return.  Most of us would end up
> just quitting ipython and restarting, often losing useful session
> state.
> The problem with this is that we never knew how to reliably reproduce
> it...  Anyway, it's fixed now in current bzr:

Wonderful! Many thanks for fixing this!


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