[IPython-dev] Using pyreadline by default

Stéfan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Tue Jul 8 06:32:37 EDT 2008

2008/7/8 Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com>:
> As Jorgen mentioned, the problem is that pyreadline currently only
> implements the full line-handling functionality you'd want under win32
> (by accessing the console APIs).  Under osx/linux, you'd be stuck
> without any actual line handling support, unless I'm not understanding
> what you are trying to do.

Oops, I missed that part.

> By the way, isn't it easier for what you want to just define your own
> $PAGER environment variable?  You can even do it for ipython only by
> making the change in your config file.

Unfortunately, that doesn't help: the pager is not used for tab completion.


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