[IPython-dev] IPython pyreadline improvement of IPython

Ville Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 16:50:20 EST 2006

On 1/29/06, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:

> Finally, it's important to note that there are rumblings in python-dev about
> perhaps dropping readline support from Python in the future.  The problem is
> that readline is GPL, and it's not 100% clear whether Python may be violating
> the GPL by linking to it as it does today.  This is all the more reason to

It may also be said that dropping readline from official python distro
would be a slight boost for ipython, which doesn't need to care about
GPL (BSD license is GPL compatible). I rarely find myself using the
plain old python console anymore.

Ville Vainio - http://tinyurl.com/2prnb

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