Tue, 25 May 2004 13:29:03 +0100
A couple of weeks ago, I released but didn't get around to announcing
PyRepl is a readline-a-like in pure Python, a library for building
flexible command line interfaces.
It requires python 2.2 (or newer) with the curses and termios modules
built and features:
* sane multi-line editing
* history, with incremental search
* completion, including displaying of available options
* a fairly large subset of the readline emacs-mode keybindings
(adding more is mostly just a matter of typing)
* a liberal, Python-style, license
* a new python top-level
* no global variables, so you can run two or more independent readers
without having their histories interfering.
* no hogging of control -- it should be easy to integrate pyrepl into
YOUR application's event loop.
* generally speaking, a much more interactive experience than readline
(it's a bit like a cross between readline and emacs's mini-buffer)
* unicode support (given terminal support)
As I never got around to announcing 0.8.0, a summary of changes from
the last widely announced version (0.7.2):
Summary of changes in 0.8.1:
- in the area of unbound keys and unknown commands
- in quoted-insert
- in unicode support
+ make Reader and subclasses new-style classes
- make the inheritance hierachy look like this
Turns out I've been wanting new-style classes since before they
- needed to slightly change the way keymaps are built
Summary of changes in 0.8.0:
+ A whole bundle of things.
- unicode support (although working out what encoding the terminal
is using can be "tricky")
- internal rearchitecting
- probably a bunch of new bugs...
+ Development and web-presence moved to codespeak.net