[IPython-dev] IPython pyreadline improvement of IPython

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 17:10:39 EST 2006

Ville Vainio wrote:
> On 1/29/06, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
>>Given that readline is absolutely central to ipython's functionality, the
>>timing of our incorporating Gary's readline into our tree, and his idea of
>>porting this to *nix, appears perfect.
> There's still the job of actual porting... I don't know how hard it
> would be, but someone needs to have enough motivation to do it, it's
> mostly a political issue after all and there are several workarounds
> (one of which is using ipython).
> Incidentally, isn't there a BSD readline?

libedit. It's missing some functionality in GNU readline which the readline
module uses, and is abandoned (I think). It's possible that libedit may provide
just enough functionality for us, though.

Robert Kern
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