[IPython-dev] Dependency on pyreadline

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 03:14:27 EST 2013

On 13 November 2013 01:19, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, that language can probably be softened. It was fairly mandatory when
> IPython was just a terminal interface, because without the features it
> provided you lost a big part of the reason to use IPython at all. But it's
> less important with the new interfaces, and I think the code allows for
> readline not being importable.

Cool. I'm pretty clear on the user-visible features that pyreadline
gives normally, if there's nothing hidden internally within IPython, I
can make a proper decision on the costs/benefits for myself. (By the
way, personally I find even terminal IPython immensely useful even
without readline)

> Do you want to do a quick PR against the docs?

I'd be happy to, may take a couple of days to find some free time, but
I'll sort something out.


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