A couple of weeks ago I posted a question on superuser.com about whether there is a way to get the same *very* convenient stepping-through-command-history behaviour in an interactive Python interpreter session as is possible in (at least) the bash shell with the Ctrl-o keybinding:
I was spurred to ask this question by a painful development experience full of Up Up Up Up Up Enter Up Up Up Up Up Enter ... keypresses to repeat a previous set of Python commands/statements that weren't worth putting in a script file, or which I wanted to make very minor changes to on each iteration.
As you might have noticed, I didn't get any answers, which either means that I'm the only person in the world to think this is an issue worth getting bothered about, or that there is no such behaviour available. Perhaps both -- but my feeling is that if this behaviour were available and well-known, it would become heavily used and very popular. As many other readline behaviours *do* work, this one would be really nice to have -- any chance that it could be added to a future release? (if it's not already there via some secret binding)