[IPython-dev] winreadline

Jörgen Stenarson jorgen.stenarson at bostream.nu
Sat Jan 21 06:08:48 EST 2006

Ville Vainio skrev:
> On 1/21/06, Vivian De Smedt <vivian at vdesmedt.com> wrote:
>> As I wrote some month ago to get rid of these problems.  I had to have
>> my own version of the the Gary Bishop's readline.
>> I submitted to Gary but it never replied so I'll be glad to submit them
>> to the IPython team.
> Ah, it was you, I remembered someone did this a while ago. You could
> take a look at Jorgens patches and see whether you have something
> extra that he didn't provide. Let's do it next week when 0.7.1 is out
> and we agree on place to put it and how it gets there.
Is it possible to get a separate branch/place in the svn tree now so we 
can get going. The sharing/comparing between Vivian and me would become 
easier. Then we could integrate to trunk after 0.7.1.

>> Tell me if I was right when thinking that you plan to ship IPython with
>> its own improved version of readline.
> You were right.
I agree, I'm curious to see how Vivian's solution.

>> If so tell me what you think making the Belgium keyboard compatible with
>> that version of readline ;-)
> Not working with one's keyboard is quite a show-stopper, so clearing
> this is going to be a major milestone.
I agree.

If we don't integrate winreadline into ipython directly but keeps it as 
a separate project then perhaps we should use another package name than 
readline just to avoid clobbering other peoples readline. The drawback 
being other packages looking for readline won't find it. Or we could 
just avoid automatic install.


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