[IPython-dev] Status of pyreadline release for win32?

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 11:13:32 EDT 2007

On 4/19/07, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> Would you care to clarify how exactly the current version is 'totally
> broken'?  As far as I know, we have these bugs (already fixed in SVN
> and the rc that I just uploaded):

Well, the "initial experience" is very bad on win32, you get an
infinite traceback with no real way for a newbie (that probably
doesn't have readline installed) to work around it or see what's
wrong. That's something that leads to a steady flow of bug reports, so
getting a new version out asap is a good idea.

> Getting FUD from outsiders is one thing, but getting that from our own
> developers is a bit surprising, to say the least.  Any particular
> reason we're getting this from you?

Oh, sorry if it sounded like FUD! The codebase itself is ok, it was
just that this one bug we had was of "showstopper" variety on win32.

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