[IPython-dev] [IPython-user] bug in coloured prompt

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Wed Apr 4 15:02:11 EDT 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 10:36:35AM -0600, Fernando Perez wrote:
> Well, it works fine *now*, after enormous amounts of time were spent
> on accomodating their limitations.  One reason I'm particularly
> allergic to win32 is because it has cost us (and mostly others than
> myself, but I've spent my fair share in the past) a lot of effort to
> get the most basic ANSI terminal support that ipython needs working
> under Windows terminals.  So they may work today, but not exactly
> thanks to windows being any good, believe me.  If it weren't for Gary
> Bishop (original pyreadline author) and Jorgen, today we'd still  have
> the old message saying "ipython works under windows, but in a very
> limited fashion, without coloring or much line editing support of any
> kind".

I think what this really tells us is that we need a front-end independant
ipython that can come with a wxPython front-end and therefore be useable
under windows with all this PITA. I guess this is coming with ipython1 ?
I am sure there is some work to do with this but I am to busy with other
things to offer some help.


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