On 2020-12-26 19:45, 2QdxY4RzWzUUiLuE@potatochowder.com wrote:
On 2020-12-27 at 13:24:34 +1100, Steven D'Aprano firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
But the ctrl-L trick has no discoverability. It took me close to twenty years of using Linux before I discovered it, and I still don't remember to use it when I need it.
On 2020-12-26 19:45, 2QdxY4RzWzUUiLuE@potatochowder.com wrote: The first time a sysadmin added readline to one of our work computers, it took me *minutes* to be stunned that my terminal window was being
No offense, but if you're a developer who can't handle hotkeys or came of age before the "glass tty" and won't learn any new tricks… well, that's just *"your problem, mayan."*
The rest of us are capable. :D
Presumably you'd have to find the appropriate help page to discover this feature, whether the os module, interactive interpreter page, or stackoverflow. Discoverability is not a huge problem when just about every interpreter implements the hotkey, save python on Windows and legacy cmd.exe, it's once and done. (At least cmd.exe can be replaced with the yori shell, which I often install when forced to use Windows.)
I entered a bug for it, and found a related one for IDLE:
Would be great if these could get looked at. Implementation doesn't mean other enhancements couldn't be made as well.
p.s. Ctrl+L meant form-feed in ASCII so there is prior history.