[Python-checkins] cpython (3.4): #20874: update tutorial wording: sophisticated line editing is now standard.
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Wed Apr 16 02:30:12 CEST 2014
user: R David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com>
date: Tue Apr 15 20:25:18 2014 -0400
#20874: update tutorial wording: sophisticated line editing is now standard.
Patch by Rafael Mejia.
Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst | 7 +++----
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst b/Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst
@@ -35,10 +35,9 @@
status. If that doesn't work, you can exit the interpreter by typing the
following command: ``quit()``.
-The interpreter's line-editing features usually aren't very sophisticated. On
-Unix, whoever installed the interpreter may have enabled support for the GNU
-readline library, which adds more elaborate interactive editing and history
-features. Perhaps the quickest check to see whether command line editing is
+The interpreter's line-editing features include interactive editing, history
+substitution and code completion on systems that support readline.
+Perhaps the quickest check to see whether command line editing is
supported is typing Control-P to the first Python prompt you get. If it beeps,
you have command line editing; see Appendix :ref:`tut-interacting` for an
introduction to the keys. If nothing appears to happen, or if ``^P`` is echoed,
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