[IPython-dev] Fwd: Multi-line history problems in ipython (mac osx)

Barry Wark barrywark at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 13:13:51 EST 2008


I'd check with Boyd. I know he filed some bug reports as he was
working on the existing editline support for Ipython. Unfortunately,
I'm a complete hack and don't really understand either readline or
editline, so I'm not a great source of useful reports for Apple. I
suspect that many issues we're having are not "bugs" per se, just
differences between the configuration of readline and editline.
editline is supposed to have a realine compatibility mode, so any
differences we can identify could be submitted to Apple as a bug
report. Like I said, I'm not really the best person for that job,
though I'm happy to compile information from others if they want to
send it to me.


On Jan 15, 2008 9:07 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2008 4:22 PM, Barry Wark <barrywark at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes, I'm using python.org's framework python (which uses readline),
> > though I've compiled a version that works with PyObjc2 (see
> > http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/InstallationOSXLeopard). There seem to
> > be constant headaches using Leopard's system python for
> > numpy/scipy/IPython. If you're developing Cocoa apps in Python, things
> > are different. Then the system python's a dream.
> Do you know if bug reports have been filed with Apple on their
> readline-like thing?  It seems to me that the bug is on their end,
> from what I've heard so far from everyone, though I could obviously be
> wrong..
> Cheers,
> f

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